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History of Knoxville

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  • White Fort

    White Fort
    James White builds White Fort
  • Founding

    Knoxville was Founded in 1787
  • University of Tennessee

    University of Tennessee
    Univeristy of Tennessee Knoxville founded
  • State Capital

    Knoxville served as the capital of Tennessee until 1817
  • Population Boom

    Population doubled with the creation of the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad.
  • Population boom

    Populatoin of Knoxville went from 5,000 to 32,637 in 1900
  • Kid Curry

    Kid Curry
    Kid Curry was captured after shooting two deputies on Knoxville's Central Avenue
  • Great Smokey Mountains

    Great Smokey Mountains
    The Great Smokey Mountain National Park Opened
  • Mountain Dew

    Mountain Dew
    Mountain Dew was first marketed in Knoxville
  • World's Fair

    World's Fair
    Knoxville hosted the 1982 World's Fair
  • Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame
    Womens Basketball Hall of Fame Opened