Marking Time

East Tennessee Historical Markers and the Stories Behind Them Fred Brown.
THE ELZA GATE THC Marker 1 D 24 : From April 1 , 1943 , until March 19 , 1949
, this was the site of Elza Gate . Elza Gate was the primary entrance to the secret
 ...

Marking Time

The roadside historical markers of East Tennessee highlight the fascinating personalities and significant events of a culturally and historically rich region. Forthree years, Knoxville News Sentinel columnist Fred Brown presented the storiesbehind the local markers placed by the Tennessee Historical Commission. He searchedthe highways and back roads of East Tennessee, tracking down markers with directionsthat were sometimes no more specific than ?Highway 11, Greene County.'Arranged by county, the entries link East Tennessee's past and present and highlightthe enormous diversity of the state's history from its prehistoric past through its involvement in World War II. The markers detail bitter struggles with Native Americans in the eighteenth century, but also explain the unique contribution of Cherokee culture and civilization, such as Sequoyah's development of the Cherokee syllabary. Brown commemorates the numerous Civil War sites throughout the region, but he also includes the service of East Tennesseans in later wars. One marker commemorates Kiffin Yates Rockwell, a founding pilot of the Lafayete Escadrille, a famed squadron of aviators in World War I. Another marker details the achievements of Sgt. Elbert L. Kinser of Greene County, who was posthumously decorated for his leadership of a First Marine Division Rifle Platoon on Okinawa.The markers also showcase East Tennessee's unique political history. They tell thestory of the ?lost state? of Franklin in the 1780s and record the region's efforts to secede from the state when Tennessee left the Union in 1861. Brown's narrative also explains the nature of opposing political factions throughout the decades through the biographies of their leaders, such as Elihu Embree, a Quaker abolitionist who founded an antislavery paper in East Tennessee.From the vantage of the armchair or out on the road, Marking Time is a surprisingand engaging trip on the byways of East Tennessee's politics, culture, and history through the stories of the men and women who shaped the state.

Tennessee Valley Perspective

Five men , two of them Army officers and the other three representatives of Stone
and Webster of Boston , the construction company which was eventually to build
the Y - 12 plant , stood at the railroad whistle stop of Elza , Tennessee , and ...

Tennessee Valley Perspective


Longing for the Bomb

Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia Lindsey A. Freeman. Stone & Webster
Engineering Corporation arrived at the railroad whistle stop in Elza, Tennessee.
After a brief on-site consultation, it was decided that the area, as they had thought
, would ...

Longing for the Bomb

Longing for the Bomb traces the unusual story of the first atomic city and the emergence of American nuclear culture. Tucked into the folds of Appalachia and kept off all commercial maps, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created for the Manhattan Project by the U.S. government in the 1940s. Its workers labored at a breakneck pace, most aware only that their jobs were helping "the war effort." The city has experienced the entire lifespan of the Atomic Age, from the fevered wartime enrichment of the uranium that fueled Little Boy, through a brief period of atomic utopianism after World War II when it began to brand itself as "The Atomic City," to the anxieties of the Cold War, to the contradictory contemporary period of nuclear unease and atomic nostalgia. Oak Ridge's story deepens our understanding of the complex relationship between America and its bombs. Blending historiography and ethnography, Lindsey Freeman shows how a once-secret city is visibly caught in an uncertain present, no longer what it was historically yet still clinging to the hope of a nuclear future. It is a place where history, memory, and myth compete and conspire to tell the story of America's atomic past and to explain the nuclear present.

City Behind a Fence Oak Ridge Tennessee 1942 1946

Epilogue: Oak Ridge Revisted On a warm September day in 1942 five men stood
near the railroad whistle-stop of Elza in Anderson County and looked west over
the long valley before them. Two were high ranking officers in the Army's Corps ...

City Behind a Fence  Oak Ridge  Tennessee  1942 1946

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created by the U.S. government during World War II to aid in the construction of the first atomic bomb. Drawing on oral history and previously classified material, this book portrays the patterns of daily life in this unique setting.

Tennessee Historical Quarterly

Soldier from East Tennessee " ( article ) 258 - 267 Dearen , Larkin 40 Deberry ,
Mr . 32 , 33 Delacroix , Eugene 229 ... 66 , 73 Ellington , Buford 121 , 122 , 242 ,
244 , 246 Elza , Tennessee 76 Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 Edited by David
S ...

Tennessee Historical Quarterly


Annual Report of the Tennessee Public Service Commission for the Year

BEFORE THE TENNESSEE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Nashville ,
Tennessee March 26 , 1956 IN RE ... Cumberland Gap and between certain
points in and near Elza , Tennessee , commonly known as the Clinton
Engineering Works .

Annual Report of the Tennessee Public Service Commission for the Year


Parrott Lee Hix Willmore

This means that the Parrott family moved from Virginia to Jackson County ,
Tennessee between October 1798 and April 1800 . James and Catherine Parrott
had at least five children : Elza Parrott , William Stuart Parrott , Sarah ( Sally )
Parrott ...

Parrott  Lee  Hix  Willmore


Federal Carriers Cases

Some 600 cars loaded with these were variously routed , being delivered to
appliances were transported from Milwaukee defendant or its agents at
destination by ( West Allis ) , Wisconsin , to Elza ( now plaintiff . Oak Ridge ) ,
Tennessee , by ...

Federal Carriers Cases

A selective reporter of decisions rendered by the Interstate Commerce Commission and federal and state courts pertaining to federal motor carrier, water carrier, and freight forwarder regulation, with case table, docket table, citation table, and topical index.

Descendants of Dr Isaac Alvis Wilson Country Doctor Union County Tennessee

JOHN ELZA & ELIZABETH WRIGHT WHITE Elizabeth Edna m . John Peter
Graves CHI : William J . Mary A . Elizabeth Rachel James Preston Jessey B .
William Thomson m1 Menerva Ann Leach m2 Permelia E . Sharp m3 Cynthia
Ann ( Baker ) ...

Descendants of Dr  Isaac Alvis Wilson  Country Doctor  Union County  Tennessee

Isaac Alvis Wilson (1834-1920), son of John Wilson (1813-1901) and Lydia Wilson (1816-1889), was born in Campbell County, Tennessee. He married Marthh J. Graves (1839-1868) and they had two sons. He married Nancy Nash (1851-1882) and they had four children. He married Esther White (1866-1933), daughter of James E. White (1836-1908) and Mary A. Leach (1834-1872), in 1883 in Union County, Tennessee. They had six children. Ancestors, descendants and relatives lived mainly in Virginia. North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois.

Simpson Connections

1819 , Knox Co . , TN m 13 Mar . 1836 , Joseph Elza , b 4 Feb . 1813 , Wythe Co .
, VA , son of Martin Elza and Jane Wilson ; bu old Gray Cem . , Knoxville d 8 Oct .
1892 ; bu Old Gray Cem . , Knoxville , TN Issue of Eliza and Joseph Elza ...

Simpson Connections

Ancestry of John Simpson of Halifax Co., Virginia, cannot be accertained but probably dates to 1677. He and his wife Hannah had 12 children, most of whom settled in Virginia while a few went to Illinois and Tennessee. Subsequent generations of the family have spread to all parts of the United States. Includes Boze, Ewing, Gray, Harris, Musgrave, Puckett, Vaughan, Taylor and related families.

And what of Tomorrow

Along the perimeter of the area selected stood other settlements known as Elza ,
Solway , Blair and Edgemoor . ... simply specified shipments to various
engineering and construction companies at Elza , Tennessee , and Blair ,
Tennessee .

And what of Tomorrow


Report for the Biennium Ending

BEFORE THE TENNESSEE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Nashville ,
Tennessee March 26 , 1956 IN RE ... Cumberland Gap and between certain
points in and near Elza , Tennessee , commonly known as the Clinton
Engineering Works .

Report for the Biennium Ending


Report

BEFORE THE TENNESSEE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Nashville ,
Tennessee March 26 , 1956 IN RE ... Cumberland Gap and between certain
points in and near Elza , Tennessee , commonly known as the Clinton
Engineering Works .

Report


Smoky Mountain Clans

DAVID OWNBY b 24 June 1816 d 10 Oct 1889 Son of John and Mary Koone
Ownby , David was married circa 1839 in Sevier County , Tennessee to Eliza
Ogle , daughter of Thomas J . and Sophia Bosley Ogle . Eliza was born 9 Apr
1823 and ...

Smoky Mountain Clans


Pritchett s from VA and Roane Co TN MO

Sherry Ellen DUNCAN b 25 Aug 1963 d / o Layman Elza & Sarah Ellen ( Pritchett
) DUNCAN m ? Wesley HECKETHORN 2 ch 1 . David Wesley HECKETHORN b
? s / o Wesley & Sherry ELLEN ( Duncan ) HECKETHORN 2 . Amber Dawn ...

Pritchett s from VA and Roane Co  TN MO


A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland

Elza, tn. Thomas Gough. 1. Arabella, m. the Rev. Christopher Tuthill. t. Georgina
Harriet. 3. Adelaide Anne. 4. Martha Amelia. Mr. Frend d. 23 Jan. 1809. He
barred the entail of his estates, which he bequeathed to his 2nd surviving son,
while ...

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland


Polk s Memphis Tennessee City Directory

( Nannie L ) ins slsmn Commonwealth Life Ins Co h549 Walker av " Eliza h1374
College " Eliza h1068 Delmar pl " Eliza r70542 Williams av " Eliza Mrs h216
Wren al !! Eliza Mrs dom 661 Chelsea av " Eliza Mrs dom h333 N Pauline " Eliz
clk ...

Polk s Memphis  Tennessee  City Directory