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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.
Photographed 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1982.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 35° 57.365′ N, 83° 55.283′ W. Marker was in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker could be reached from Neyland Drive (Tennessee Route 158). The marker was 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 was in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37916, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Neyland Stadium (within shouting distance of this marker); Land Grant University (approx. ¼ mile away); Mecklenburg Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Russell Briscoe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lizzie Crozier French and GFWC Ossoli Circle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carl Sublett (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Wing of Federal Lines (approx. 0.3 miles away); Desegregation of the University of Tennessee (approx. 0.3 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.)
 
From Scuffletown to Sunsphere Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, May 30, 2018
2. From Scuffletown to Sunsphere Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on February 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2024