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Cornelia Fort

Cornelia Fort, second from left, poses with several of her fellow female aviators less than two weeks before her death PHOTO: Nashville Public Library, Special Collections Division Cornelia Fort was a rich girl in Nashville who wanted to be more t…

David Crockett

David Crockett IMAGE: Library of Congress He was--among other things--a storyteller, author, settler, bear hunter, state legislator, soldier and a U.S. Congressman. David Crockett is also one of the most famous people to ever come from Tennessee…

David Farragut

Admiral Farragut PHOTO: Library of Congress David Farragut was the first American to ever hold the rank of admiral and the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. He was also the originator of the most famous quote ever sai…

Edward Crump

E.W. Crump PHOTO: University of Memphis Special Collections He was never the governor, but during much of his life E.W. Crump was considered to be the most powerful man in Tennessee. A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Crump came to Memphis i…

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley meets President Nixon PHOTO: Library of Congress We don’t take to Elvis jokes down here. After all, here is a man who may have done more to change American popular culture than anyone who has ever lived. Presley was born in T…