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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

From Scuffletown to Sunsphere

 
 
From Scuffletown to Sunsphere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 30, 2018
1. From Scuffletown to Sunsphere Marker
Inscription.  For six months in 1982, the world visited Knoxville's Second Creek valley. The World's Fair attracted more than 11 million visitors to the city. An amusement park was near the mouth of Second Creek and international pavilions filled 70 acres between the river and Western Avenue. It was an impressive change from what had been known as Scuffletown in Knoxville's past.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 35° 57.365′ N, 83° 55.283′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from Neyland Drive (Tennessee Route 158). Marker is on the Neyland Greenway Trail, about 220 ft. north of the Wayne G. Basler Boathouse and 0.2 mi. south of Henley Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37916, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neyland Stadium (within shouting distance of this marker); Land Grant University (approx. ¼ mile away); Mecklenburg Place (approx. ¼ mile away); West Wing of Federal Lines (approx. 0.3 miles away); Desegregation of the University of Tennessee
From Scuffletown to Sunsphere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 30, 2018
2. From Scuffletown to Sunsphere Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Albert Milani (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wait Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1982 World's Fair. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Sunsphere. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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