Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What is the name of the famous store that's over a hundred years old, located on Beale Street?||Memphis, Tennessee
Schwab's. I had to go there on a fieldtrip once. They don't even take Visa! Hope you enjoyed my 62nd quiz!
Opera Memphis. They hold performances at the Orpheum, as does Ballet Memphis.
Shelby. Fayette is east of Shelby in Tennesee. Desoto is immediately south of Shelby in Mississippi. Marshall is in Mississippi as well.
|What is the name of the major theatre that has the slogan 'Where Broadway Meets Beale'?||Memphis, Tennessee
the Orpheum. The Harrell is in Colleriville, TN, Theatre Memphis is pretty major, the New Daisy is mainly a concert venue. Predictably, the Orpheum is my favorite hangout. (Too bad it's an hour away!)
Willie Herrenton. Jim Rout is mayor of Shelby County (where Memphis is located.) Linda Kerley is or was mayor of Collierville, a quiet suburb of Memphis where I live. Stella Asceca is my stage name.
40 degrees F. Severe blizzards hardly ever hit Tennessee, but some snow falls every year.
78 degrees F. Summers in Tennessee often have a steamy, subtropical feel.
f. Chattanooga is the fourth with a population of 152,466 (1990 census). Memphis is first with 610,337, Nashville is second with 510,784, and Knoxville is third with 165,121.
Nashville. It is held in September.
Clingmans Dome. Clingmans Dome is 6,643 feet.
Rutherford County. The geographic center is in Rutherford County, five miles northeast of Murfreesboro.
5. They are "My Homeland Tennessee", "When It's Iris Time in Tennessee", "Tennessee Waltz", "My Tennessee", and "Rocky Top".
Freshwater Pearl. Mussels that live in lakes and rivers produce pearls, as oysters do in the ocean. Some of the world's most valuable freshwater pearls have been found in or near the Mississippi River.
Tulip Poplar. The tulip poplar is sometimes called the yellow poplar. In the spring, it produces long, drooping flowers called catkins.
t. It has a state flower, the iris; and a state wildflower, the passionflower.
Raccoon. The raccoon is often called the "masked bandit". It has adapted to urban life and can often be found digging in trash cans for snacks.
Mockingbird. Mockingbirds are mimics and copy the calls of many other birds.
t. This motto is represented by images on the state seal.
f. There was a Cherokee village on the Tennessee River called "Tenasie". The land was called Franklin or Frankland from 1784 to 1788.
|In what city would you attend the festivities of the "Grainger County Tomato Festival"?||Tennessee Fun
Rutledge. The Grainger County Tomato festival includes many activities during the 3-day event, such as bluegrass music, softball tournaments, art competitions, car show, and a beauty pageant. The most famous event is the "Tomato Wars". The event was started in 1993 to promote Grainger County Tomatoes.
|In what city is "Beale Street", famous for its blues and southern comfort food?||Tennessee Fun
Memphis. One of the most famous bands, formed on Beale Street in the 1920's, was the Jug Street Band, led by harmonica player Jed Davenport.
|Where would you find the ancestors of the mysterious Mulungeons?||Tennessee Fun
Hancock County. The exact roots of the Mulungeons, dark-skinned and blue-eyed, have long been a mystery. DNA results announced confirmed that the Melungeons have European, African, and Native American ancestry, as well as genetic similarities with populations in Turkey and northern India.
|In what Tennessee city was a public hanging held for a circus elephant?||Tennessee Fun
Erwin. Mary the Circus Elephant was billed the "largest living land animal on earth". She killed her elephant trainer during a live performance. Mary was hung by the neck from a derrick railroad car the next day.
|What famous "haunt" did Andrew Jackson write about in his diary?||Tennessee Fun
The Bell Witch. Andrew Jackson commented that he would rather fight Indians than encounter the Bell Witch.
|What famous Hee-Haw performer hailed from Bulls Gap, Tennessee?||Tennessee Fun
Archie Campbell. Archie Campbell was a regular on the long-running Hee-Haw show. He was best known for the barber who told the comical "Cinderella" pig-Latin stories.
Russell Bean. Russell's father, William was the first white settler, but Russell was the first to be born in Tennessee.
|What is the only Tennessee county named after a woman?||Tennessee Fun
Grainger. Mary Grainger, who went on to marry William Blount.
pencils. Shelbyville is home to Musgrave Pencil Company.
|How many United States presidents were born in Tennessee before the 21st century? ||Tennessee Fun
0. None of the pre-21st century presidents were born in Tennessee. However, Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk both had political bases in Tennessee.
|In what year did the Tennessee Volunteers sport their now-famous orange jerseys?||Tennessee Fun
1922. The University of Tennessee game played while sporting the new orange jerseys, was a win against Emory & Henry, 50-0. The color orange was chosen for the color of the common American Daisy that grew profusely on The Hill.