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“Destiny In Dayton” For This Year’s Scopes Festival In Dayton

Cast members of “Destiny in Dayton.”
Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation
Cast members of “Destiny in Dayton.”

This year’s Scopes Festival is Friday and Saturday in Dayton.

The annual gathering commemorates the July 1925 trial in Dayton of John Scopes, a high school teacher accused of violating a Tennessee law that barred the teaching of evolution in public schools.

The festival features a play where the actual trial took place at the Rhea County Courthouse.

Rick Dye is president of the Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation.

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