This short podcast looks back on how national and local events influenced the celebration of Thanksgiving in Knoxville, connecting seemingly disparate events such as the Siege of Knoxville during the Civil War, prohibitionist Carrie Nation’s visit in 1906, and later, even UT football.
Written by Jack Neely and read by Todd Ethridge
Produced by the Knoxville History Project. Sound design and editing by Pete Carty.
Knoxville Chronicles is brought to you by the nonprofit Knoxville History Project.
This episode is made available that to funding by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance.
Learn more at KnoxvilleHistoryProject.org