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Welcome to Tennessee

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  • 1. Welcome to Tennessee
  • 2. Here are some fun and quick facts about Tennessee.
  • 3. Did You Know?
    • The name Tennessee comes from the Indian word Tanasie. That was the name of a Cherokee Village on the Little Tennessee River.
    • Tennessee’s was the thirty-sixth – and the last necessary vote to give women the right to vote . It was cast on August 26, 1920.
  • 4. State Abbreviation
    • TENN (Traditional)
    • or
    • TN (Postal)
  • 5. State Flag Tennessee's state flag has three white stars. The three stars stand for East, Middle, West Tennessee. The white band means the three are joined in unity.
  • 6. Did You Know?
    • The Grand Ole Opry is the longest – running live radio program in the world. It has been broadcast every Saturday night since 1925.
    • In 1866, Tennessee became the first former state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War’s end.
  • 7. State Nickname
    • The Volunteer State
  • 8. State Seal The state seal shows wheat, cotton and a plow. They stand for Tennessee's agriculture . A riverboat represents river traffic and its importance to Tennessee’s trade. At the top are the Roman numerals XVI. Meaning 16. They stand for Tennessee's Place as the 16 th state. At the bottom is the date 1796 – the year Tennessee became a state.
  • 9. Did You Know?
    • Tennessee has seven official state songs.
    • My Homeland is Tennessee
    • When it’s Iris time in Tennessee.
    • My Tennessee
    • Tennessee Waltz
    • Rocky Top
    • Tennessee
    • The Pride of Tennessee
  • 10. State Slogan
    • America at Its Best
  • 11. State Commemorative Quarter Released on March 12, 2001. The design of the quarter presents the musical heritage of Tennessee; by representing three of the distinct musical traditions of the Volunteer State. The fiddle represents the Appalachian music of eastern Tennessee. The trumpet represents the jazz and blues heritage of western Tennessee. The guitar represents country music, prevalent in central Tennessee. Sheet music emphasizes the impact of these three musical traditions on the United States and on the world.