Monday, September 13, 2010

Tennessee, A Brief History Lesson


Greek Parthenon Did you know Nashville has the only full scale replica of the Greek Parthenon?







Nashville Parthenon If you cannot afford to go to Greece or want to avoid the crowds then visit the Parthenon located at Centennial Park in downtown Nashville.





Who was the 11th President? He was a former Governor of Tennessee and oversaw the opening of the US Naval Academy, the Smithsonian Institution and issuance of the first postage stamp.



James K Polk Give yourself a Brand New Car if you guessed, President James K. Polk.

President and Mrs. Polk are buried at the Tennessee State Capital along with William Strickland.

Strickland, a noted Philadelphia architect designed Tennessee State Capital building and  the tower of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.






Sam 008 Tennessee State Capital Building


It is nice to see that Nashville not only serves up good portion of country music but also offers a modest piece of American history as well.


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