Left to right,
Standing: William Carver, Harvey Logan,
Sitting: Harry Longbaugh (The Sundance Kid),
Center: Ben Kilpatrick, and Robert LeRoy Parker (Butch Cassidy).
Harvey Logan, a.k.a. "Kid Curry" of Butch Cassidy
& Sundance fame, was captured in Jefferson City following a fight
in a Knoxville saloon where he broke a man's nose in a quarrel and shot
two Knoxville Police Officers who opened fire on him.
Kid Curry & prostitute Annie Rogers who came with him
Logan was subsequently tried, convicted, and sentenced
to life in Tennessee Prison. Using a wire from a jailhouse broom, Logan
engineered his escape from the Knox County jail. He killed himself a
few months later after a failed bank robbery.
Photos courtesy Tennessee
School for the Blind and Royal National
College for the Blind
Sir Francis Joseph Campbell (left) with second wife Sophia (right)
In 1840, 4-year-old Winchester, Tennessee native
Francis Joseph Campbell was accidently blinded by a Locust branch. His
parents provided him with every educational opportunity, including being
the second child enrolled in the newly created Tennessee
School for the Blind. Campbell went on to serve as Superintendent
of the school and pioneered teaching techniques that revolutionized
education. He later moved to England where he helped found the Royal
Normal College and Academy of Music, which was so successful he
was knighted in 1909 by King Edward VII. Sir Francis Campbell returned
to American in 1912 where he remained until his death in 1914.
Photo courtesy British Historical Society
King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra (1901)
Queen Alexandra's nephew, who was a student
at the College, was almost refused entry because of a valet sent by
the royals to see to his needs. Campbell insisted the valet leave and
allow the prince to learn how to be independent. Prince Alexander went
on to become one of the school's most dedicated supporters.
Crew of the B-17 Harpo . . . McGill is kneeling 2nd from the
U.S. Army Air Corps Tech Sergeant Walter "Chick"
McGill was one of 316,000 Tennesseans to serve in World War II. His 390th
Heavy Bombardment Group shot down more planes and flew more missions than
any other in Europe. McGill received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three
Bronze Stars, and his group a Presidential Citation for their service
in the war.
With a patience only love knows, Eliza McCardle helped her newlywed husband
learn how to read and write while he worked as a tailor in Greeneville,Tennessee.
He was soon elected Mayor of the city. From that office, Andrew Johnson
rose through the political ranks to become President of the United States.
Johnson tailor shop,