Sep 12 2016
06:26 am

The man who convinced Teddy Roosevelt to create the National Park System, John Muir, spent the night in Kingston 149 years ago today. This is from his journal "A Thousand-Mile Walk To The Gulf":

"Crossed a wide cool stream [Emory River], a branch of the Clinch River. There is nothing more eloquent in Nature than a mountain stream, and this is the first I ever saw. Its banks are luxuriantly peopled with rare and lovely flowers and overarching trees, making one of Nature's coolest and most hospitable places. Every tree, every flower, every ripple and eddy of this lovely stream seemed solemnly to feel the presence of the great Creator." Sept. 12, 1867 John Muir

I wonder how he would feel about this area today?

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.