Tag: History

Construction Workers Built Us

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Norris Dam (1936) - Construction worker facing dam

There is no substitute for hard work. –Thomas Edison All my sympathies are on the side of those who toil–of those who produce the real wealth of the world–of those who carry the burdens of mankind. – Robert Green Ingersoll (from the essay “Eight Hours Must Come”, 1890) In May of 1933 amid the Great Depression, the U.S. Congress created the Tennessee Valley Authority. Its mission was to provide flood…

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American History Seen Through Five Trades

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Old Tools

“A nation that forgets it’s past can function no better that an individual with amnesia.” -David McCullough What may be done with hands and a tool. This is the essential relationship of the human story. Since way back. Before technology, before history, before most everything we know. Since the human animal fashioned a sharp object perhaps to hunt efficiently or to make fire, all of our shared experience since then…

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A Knoxville Insurance Agency Blog

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John Bailey Company is extremely excited to have a place to discuss our culture, the current insurance market, relationships and clients, issues, and community. Casey Peters designed The Bailey Post and together we have created the Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK), Knoxify, and Instaknox. Thanks for stopping by, for more information about our passion to insure our clients with integrity, service, and expertise see our insurance agency website.