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My Turn - Reflections on state history
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In case you missed it, Friday was Statehood Day in Tennessee. As far as I know, June 1, 2018 came and went without a lot of fanfare from the media and political leaders. Still, it serves to remind those of us who follow history in general and Tennessee history in particular, that on June 1, 1796, Congress approved the admission of Tennessee as the 16th state of the Union.