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Oct 23, 2010 - Victorian England In Eastern Tennessee

From Escapees Raccoon Valley RV Park – Heiskell, TN Atop Cumberland Plateau in rural eastern Tennessee is the restored Victorian village of Rugby, TN where time seems to stand still. It was in 1880 famous British author, statesman and social reformer; Thomas Hughes dedicated what he hoped to be a cooperative, class-free community in America. This dream grew out of social and economic conditions in Victorian England where the practice of the right of the first-born son inheriting the entire estate and excluding all younger siblings. This...

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Home Sweet RV - 2010

Jun 3, 2010 - Golf and Dinner Out

We played 9 holes at Stoney Creek Golf course with Steven and Judy Beach, finished and while returning to the car it rained so hard. GREAT TIMING. Went home dryed off and showered an on to the Voerce's for dinner at Houlihans. WOW dinner is so different with a 16 month boy with alot of energy. Wine keep it coming. Logan has just discovered screaming and cannot believe he can make this sound, and loves to hear it. He is so cute. WOW very interesting.

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May 30, 2010 - Historic Rugby, Norris Dam and Gristmill

Today we headed out to begin touring the Tennesse area of Historic Rugby and Norris Dam. Beautiful drive, I have forgotten how pretty Tennesse is. Historic Rugby is a community in the mountains that is full of Victorian Homes and Reproduction Victorians. The community was started in 1882 to form a Socialist community where everyone would work hard and the money would go back in to community. Rugby suffered many hardships and finally almost totally collasped. A young man in the 1960's had been there many times and decided to find someone...

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