Tipton-Haynes celebrates ‘Springtime in Haynesville’

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site celebrated “Springtime in Haynesville” on Sunday with a civil war reenactment.

The time on the battlefield was spent in remembrance of a time when Johnson City was called Haynesville in honor of Landon Carter Haynes.

A small battle took place Sunday at 2 p.m. featuring guns, cannons and all the works.

“It means a lot to help people understand, not only the national history, but even their regional history,” Matthew Frye, Co-Director of Tipton Haynes Historic Site, said. “These things keep your home life alive by understanding that just down the road from you something important actually happened.”

For upcoming events at Tipton-Haynes Historic Site, click here.

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