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American Museum of Science and Energy photo

In 1942, the Hendrix family farm was among the 59,000 acres the government purchased to rapidly construct the “Secret City” of Oak Ridge. The massive, top-secret undertaking displaced the roughly 1,000 rural families who lived in Bear Creek Valley. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Be careful what you wish for. In the early 1980s, Andrea Ludden simply wanted a pepper mill that carried out its stated purpose. Soon enough, a lineup of broken pepper mills decorated the windowsill of her kitchen. more

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 AM Departments

History Museum of Burke County

Donated photo

Established in 2003, the History Museum of Burke County is just over a decade old, which makes its substantial collection of local artifacts all the more impressive. more

Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM Departments

Master at work

Photo by Hugh Morton

At Grandfather Mountain, the blackberries are always in season, the fragrant mountain laurel is ever-blooming and the lady slippers are never hard to find. Artist Paul Marchand spent his entire lifetime crafting extraordinarily accurate models. more

Feb 1, 2013 12:00 AM Features


Sequoyah Birthplace Museum illustration

Many recognize Sequoyah as the man who invented a writing system for the Cherokee Indians, but during his lifetime, Sequoyah had a mixed reputation. Some thought he practiced witchcraft. Others saw this blacksmith as an artist. more

Mar 1, 2009 12:00 AM Departments