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Along the Tennessee 1799 Border

In 1789, North Carolina gave its western lands, which eventually became the state of Tennessee, to the federal government to settle debts. Starting in April 1799, a survey party struggled through this wilderness area for five weeks to mark the boundary between the two states. The surveyors, John Strother and Robert Henry, left notebooks that give a picture of what this area was like two hundred years ago.
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