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Clinton in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

City of Pearls

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
1. City of Pearls Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  In 1895, Sam Hendrickson (pictured) started Clinton's pearling industry. Clinton's citizens used braille boats (pictured) with braille hooks (pictured) to drag the bottom of the Clinch River for mussel shells (pictured). Young's Island (pictured) was a popular pearling site, and the Strader Hotel (pictured) was one of the principal pearl trading centers for out-of-town dealers. Clinton was a "City of Pearls" until 1936 when Norris Dam was built, making the Clinch River too cold for the Mussels.
 
Erected by Jessica Thrasher & Angel Patterson.
 
Location. 36° 6.181′ N, 84° 7.9′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Market Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of Hoskins - Lane Market Place Park. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton TN 37716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Market Place of Pearls (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton High School (approx.
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By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
2. City of Pearls Marker
mile away); Prelude: The Green McAdoo School (approx. half a mile away); Miners' Circle Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Elza Gate (approx. 5.8 miles away); "The Coal Creek War" (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cross Mountain Disaster (approx. 5.9 miles away); Briceville Church (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
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City of Pearls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
3. City of Pearls Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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