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Clarence Saunders

Clarence Saunders PHOTO: Library of Congress You may have seen a grocery store called Piggly Wiggly; a few of them are still around. What most people today don’t know is that Piggly Wiggly was the first great grocery store chain. It was sta…

Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull PHOTO: Library of Congress It’s a long way from a tiny log cabin in Pickett County, Tennessee, to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The birthplace of Cordell Hull But Cordell Hull, who was born in such a place, is…

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…