Tennessee Guy headed to tourism convention

September 1, 2007

I’ve signed up and sent in my registration for the annual Tennessee Tourism Roundtable, an industry convention held in Chattanooga September 19-21.  I’ll be the guy in the western clothes.

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Gray Fossil Museum opens in East Tennessee

September 1, 2007

One of the more stupendous collection of fossils on earth now has a window in the form of the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center. Heck of a long name for a museum, but this looks line a promising institution that will help bring visitors to Upper East Tennessee.

The Museum is built adjacent to a five acre site containing fossils dating back 4.5 million years to the Miocene period, and contains the remains of animals such as tapirs, saber-toothed cats, and elephants. The fossils are layered in deposits dozens of feet deep that will provide work for scientists for years to come.

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