Volunteer Voices Statewide Digitization Project
- Map shows the first state road running from Bristol to Memphis. Map surrounded by advertisements from Aurora Rock Crusher, Western Reversible Grader, Austin Sprinkling Wagons, Western Wheeled Scraper, Dump Wagons, Wilson, Ingram and Co., American Motor Road Roller, Austin Road Machines, Little Western Grader, Western Plow, Drag Scrapers, and Austin Scarifier.
- The title on the map is: Map of the Tennassee Government, formerly Part of North Carolina taken Chiefly from Surveys by Gen'l D. Smith & others. Engraved for Carews? American Edition of Guthrie's Geography ?? appears along the top. Map shows Knoxville, Nashville, and Clarksville as well as several Cherokee towns in eastern Tennessee. The site of present-day Memphis is called Chickasaw Bluff, shows the southern boundary of the military reservation in middle Tennessee. Rivers, public roads and various geographic features are labeled, such as "High Broken Ground" in southern middle Tennessee and "Light Soil Long Grass Little Timber Broken Ground on the Heads of these Rivers" in west Tennessee.
- This map shows Tennessee at the time an attempt was made to achieve statehood as the State of Franklin (Frankland). Two counties are identified - Davidson and Greene. The map shows rivers, but not towns. There are notations with both the name of Franklin, with Henderson and Turner written beside it, and Frankland, with notes referring to a first petition April 7, 1785 and the names Campbell and Haywood.
Volunteer Voices provides access to digitized primary sources, such as photographs, letters, diaries, oral histories, and other artifacts, documenting the history and culture of Tennessee. The collection includes materials from archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums from across the state.
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Tennessee Social Studies K-12 Eras in American History
- Era 1 - Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)
- Era 2 - Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
- Era 3 -Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820)
- Era 4 - Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
- Era 5 - Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
- Era 6 - The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)
- Era 7 - The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
- Era 8 - The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
- Era 9 - Postwar United States (1945-1970's)
- Era 10 - Contemporary United States (1968 to the present)