Passing Of Time
Tom Gari Gallery-Three-Photography
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This barn was spotted while driving thru Jonesborough (Jonesboro) TN on our way to Georgia. The town is known as "Tennessee's oldest town". Founded in 1779, 17 years before Tennessee became a state and under the jurisdiction of North Carolina. It was named after North Carolina legislator, Willie Jones, who had supported the state's westward expansion over the Appalachian Mountains. Jonesborough was originally a part of the Washington District. In 1784, it became the capital of the autonomous State of Franklin (ostensibly named after American founding father, Benjamin Franklin). Franklin, however, was never recognized by Congress, and was re-claimed by North Carolina in late 1788. Jonesborough was considered to be the center of the abolitionist movement within the states that would join the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Elihu Embree printed his publication, The Emancipator, from Jonesborough. Publication began in 1820, making The Emancipator the first American periodical to be dedicated exclusively to the issue of the abolition of slavery. While Tennessee would later join the Confederacy, most east Tennesseans had Union leanings. Today Jonesborough is the home to the International Storytelling Center, which holds the annual National Storytelling Festival on the first full weekend in October.
April 12th, 2013
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