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The Tellico Times

Online Newspaper For Tellico Plains

Vol. 6, No. 5

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May 2004

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News & Events:
Mt. Vernon School
Flag Dedication
Gooseman's Likker

Solomon's Mine?
John A. Murrell
Vonore Gold
Mud Gap
Rafter Road
River of Dreams
Frog & Speedy
Uncle Clabe

Sun Myth

Osama's Beard
Election Results
News Briefs
National News

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High Places:
Starr Mountain
Hiking Citico
Forest Service Page
Tellico Trails

Campfire Recipes
TN Fishing & Hunting
FS Burn Schedule

Local History:
Affair At Toqua
Tellico History
Starr Mountain

John A. Murrell
 Vonore Gold
 Mud Gap

Coker Creek History
Old Photos

More History

Cherokee History: Legend Of Tsali
Cherokee Myths
The White Chief  Emperor Moytoy
Sun Myth
Lodge Of The Chief

Local Racing

Tellico Schedules
Tellico Scores

Country Roads:
Barns & Buildings
Gooseman's Likker

The Old Schoolhouse
Frog & Speedy

Old Christmas
Christmas Parade
 Candlelight Walk
 Gallery Walk

This Old Barn
Candle Making
Moon Planting

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Just For Kids Links

Nothing But Net: Computer Links Computer Tips

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Fiction of Jack Darnell
Photos by Lady Gadiva

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Miss Francis Moses One of the Surviving Teachers That Attended
the Mt. Vernon School Reunion
May 15th. at Eleazar Church.
Reunion Photos

Local News & Events
Watch this section for local news and happenings. Also features on all those local characters that live in and around the area. We hope to include as much coverage on our town and county as possible. We will always give an independent and unbiased viewpoint! Email or contact us anytime.


Hiwassee River Rail Trip along the Hiwassee River.
The Hiwassee River Rail Adventure on Sunday May 23rd. A Vintage 1950's Locomotive Travels along the Hiwassee River on the Historic Old Line, Which was Built in 1890.

Forest Service Info Page

High Places
This section of the Times will bring you news, photos and information about the Cherokee National Forest and the surrounding natural beauty of Southeast Tennessee. Hiking and camping spots, trail information and hunting and fishing schedules and the weather for the Tellico District. .















 United States Of


May 15th.
1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law.
1672 - 1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts.
1829 - Joseph Smith ordained by
John the Baptist according to
Joseph Smith.
1869 - National Woman Suffrage Association forms.
1905 - Las Vegas NV founded.
1928 - Mickey Mouse made his 1st appearance.
1940 - Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time. (US)
1963 - Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched.
1980 - 1st trans-US balloon crossing.
1990 - "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent Van Gogh sold for $825 million.

Old Timer "Tom Dooley" at customer appreciation auction in Ten Mile, TN.
 Old Timer at Large Auction in
 Ten Mile, TN April 27th.

Local History
Over the past 15 years the Tellico Plains Mountain Press brought you many history articles and photos from Tellico Plains. In this issue we include an article that was in a past  printed issue: 

Revival Sign in Meigs County.


Kayaking the Tellico River.

Recreation & Sports

Check here for coverage of outdoor recreation events and Tellico Plains sports and Sequoyah Youth sports. Anyone wishing to submit photos or information or articles,
feel free to do so.









5th Annual John Carroll Payne & Associated Families Reunion: Saturday, June 19th at the Tellico Plains Community Center, Time: 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Please bring covered dish.
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Country lane in Ballplay Community.

Uncle Clabe & The Pant'er
The Old Schoolhouse

Frog & Speedy
River of Dreams

Country Roads

Here we will display photography from along the roadsides of our special part of East Tennessee. Photos depicting the slow paced country lifestyle, things caught in passing on an afternoon drive. Everything from old barns and buildings to those unique road signs that dot the countryside. Things which disappear with every passing year...

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Be sure to contact us if you have any information, articles or photos you want to submit, or story ideas. We look forward to hearing from everyone.

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Boarding the Tennessee Valley Railroad's Hiwassee River Rail Adventure.

 All Aboard! Boarding the Tennessee Valley Railroad's 2 Hour River Rail Adventure along the Hiwassee River.

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