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TN History for Kids


William Lawrence

William Lawrence as a young man and as a vice admiral PHOTO: U.S. Naval Academy Some people bring the word "hero" to mind. William Lawrence is one of those people. Lawrence grew up in the heart of Nashville, in a home right next to Geo…

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph PHOTO: Library of Congress A native of Clarksville, Wilma Rudolph was one of the most celebrated female athletes of all-time. Her story is an inspirational one. She was born prematurely, weighing only 4.5 pounds -- and the doctor d…