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Jonesborough, Tennessee Sesqui-Centennial Program

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3607

This collection contains a program describing the events of the Sesqui-Centennial in Jonesborough, Tennessee. The Sesqui-Centennial marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Jonesborough in 1779. The front of the program lists many events, several commencing at 10:00 a.m. The inside lists floats and a pageant at 2:00 in the afternoon. Judge Samuel C. Williams presided over the celebration, and music was provided by the Kingsport Band. The main event seems to have been the presentation of a monument.

Dates

  • 1930 July 4

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a program describing the events of the Sesqui-Centennial in Jonesborough, Tennessee. The Sesqui-Centennial marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Jonesborough in 1779. The front of the program lists many events, several commencing at 10:00 a.m. The inside lists floats and a pageant at 2:00 in the afternoon. Judge Samuel C. Williams presided over the celebration, and music was provided by the Kingsport Band. The main event seems to have been the presentation of a monument.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Cole Williams was born in Gibson County, Tenn., on January 15, 1864. After graduating Vanderbilt School of Law, he moved to Johnson City, Tenn. In 1913, he was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court. From 1919 to 1924, he served as the first dean of the Lamar School of Law at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, before retiring to Johnson City again. In addition to his career in law, he was also a scholar of Tennessee history, publishing many works on the subject, including History of the Lost State of Franklin (1924) and Beginnings of West Tennessee in the Land of the Chickasaws, 1591-1814 (1930). Williams was first married to Mary Mayne (1864-1917) and later to Isabel Hayes (1879-1956). He died on December 14, 1947.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This program is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480