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Newly Uncovered History: In 1879, a Cleveland, Tennessee Mayoral Election Sparked Riots

For a little over two years in the late 1800’s, the city of Cleveland was erased from the map of Tennessee by the state legislature. The little known story was uncovered by the historians at The Museum Center at 5 Points in Cleveland. The collections curator, Lisa Chastain, talked to WUTC's Richard Winham.  An exhibit about the story will be on display until January 4th, 2014.

Richard Winham joined WUTC five years after the station began broadcasting to the Chattanooga area and the Tennessee Valley.