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    1. 1. Tennessee Interact with
    2. 2. Tennessee, The Volunteer State Dyersburg Bristol Dandridge Knoxville Oak Ridge Chattanooga Memphis Nashville
    3. 3. State Capital, Nashville <ul><li>Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee . It is located on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state. Nashville is a major hub for the health care , music , publishing , and transportation industries. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk both lived in Nashville. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the home of the Grand Ole Opry. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Memphis <ul><li>Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee , the second largest in the southeastern region and the 17 th largest city in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Memphis is home to FedEx, St. Jude’s Children Hospital, and is the largest spot cotton market in the world. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Knoxville <ul><li>Founded in 1791 by James White </li></ul><ul><li>Largest city in East Tennessee and the 3rd largest in Tennessee </li></ul><ul><li>Home to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. </li></ul><ul><li>Home of the University of Tennessee Volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>Home of the Lady Vols. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Chattanooga <ul><li>Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in Tennessee. </li></ul><ul><li>The population of the city of Chattanooga is 155,582. </li></ul><ul><li>Chattanooga is located within a day's drive of one third of the population of the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Chattanooga has the world's steepest passenger railway line — The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Oak Ridge <ul><li>Founded by the U.S. government 1942. </li></ul><ul><li>For years Oak Ridge was used by the federal government to pursue activities in the fields of atomic energy and nuclear physics. </li></ul><ul><li>The site was chosen (1942) to house the workers who developed the uranium-235 and plutonium-239 for the atomic bomb. </li></ul><ul><li>The community's existence was kept secret from most of the country until the summer of 1945. </li></ul><ul><li>Oak Ridge's nicknames are the Atomic City , the Secret City , The Ridge and the City Behind the Fence . </li></ul>
    8. 8. Dyersburg <ul><li>The lands that make up Dyer County belonged to the Chickasaw . </li></ul><ul><li>Dyersburg is the home of Reelfoot Lake and is on the Forked Deer River. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Bristol <ul><li>Bristol is the twin city of Bristol, Virginia , just across the state line , which runs down the middle of State Street. </li></ul><ul><li>Along with Kingsport, Tennessee and Johnson City, Tennessee the Bristols form the Tri-Cities . </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol is probably best known for being the site of the first commercial recordings of country music </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol is the birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford . </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol is the site of a NASCAR short track . </li></ul>
    10. 10. Dandridge <ul><li>Dandridge is the second oldest city in Tennessee. </li></ul><ul><li>Dandridge, named in honor of George Washington’s wife, Martha Dandridge Curtis Washington, is one of Tennessee’s oldest and most historic communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in the late 1700’s and incorpo-rated in 1843, Dandridge became the seat of Jefferson County three years before the state of Tennessee was founded. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the original buildings still stand, adding a flavor of an era gone by. </li></ul><ul><li>Serving as the home of Carson-Newman College, </li></ul><ul><li>Dandridge is located in east Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. </li></ul>