The superstitious Jacksons never hung it because it had been rescued from a burning barge.
Several months later, RCA bought Elvis' Sun contract, and Elvis was on the road to stardom.
Learn more about Memphis and West Tennessee music and culture on the Walking Tall: Rockabilly, Rails & Legendary Tales Trail.
This is as close as a visitor can get to what some call "the nation's Fort Knox of nuclear weapons." Today, the Y-12 National Security Complex is a premier manufacturing facility dedicated to making our nation and the world a safer place.
Y-12 was one of the original Manhattan Project facilities built to help end World War II (WWII) by developing the fuel for the world's first atomic bomb. Oak Ridge (point 9) seemed to be built overnight in 1942. Army Corps of Engineers acquired nearly 60,000 acres and displaced thousands of families in order to enrich and produce uranium in secret.
Van Dorn, shot by a doctor in the community who believed Van Dorn to be romantically involved with his wife.
Van Dorn was using the home as a military headquarters during the Civil War. The bell serves as an expression of hope for everlasting peace, designed in Oak Ridge and cast in Japan from solid bronze.Every resident over 12 wore a badge at all times, and no visitors were allowed without prior approval.Military police manned the gates, and guardhouses were set up along the fence line surrounding the site; three remain today.Stroll the sidewalks and duck into charming cafes, gift shops, pubs and more in this vibrant and eccentric district.When Knoxville record merchant Sam Morrison played Elvis Presley's \"That's All Right\" over the loudspeakers in the mid-1950s, he sold hundreds of copies--including two to an RCA talent scout.The acclaimed radio show has a worldwide fan base and has drawn an astonishing array of musicians, from local unknowns to major stars like banjo wizard Bela Fleck and Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel to play for the casual lunchtime crowd.