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Along the Tennessee 1799 Border


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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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