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USS Charles R. Ware

Namesake: Lieutenant Charles R. Ware (1911-1942) Laid down: November 1, 1944 Launched: April 12, 1945 Commissioned: July 21, 1945 Decommissioned: unknown Struck: November 30, 1974 Fate: Sunk as a target on November 13, 1981 General Characteristics Displacement: 2,425 tons Length: 390 ft., 6 in. (119.02 m) Beam:  41 ft., 1 in. (12.52 m) Draught: 18 ft., 6 in. (5.64 m) Speed: 35 kt (65 km/h) Complement:367 officers/enlisted Armament: 6 5″, 521″ tt., 6 dcp., 2 dct 

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native americans in mcminn county

Explore the Cherokee Indian exhibit and learn about the Trail of Tears journey.

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Remembering Our Veterans

The Military Area recognizes the service of our Veterans by displaying artifacts and memorabilia from the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I and II, Korean War, Vietnam Conflict and Persian Gulf War.

 

 

 

 

 

african american history

McMinn county and African American history. Learn about W.E. Nash, The Athens Academy and J.L. Cook School

 Professor W. E. Nash and wife, Willa Ann

Professor W. E. Nash and wife, Willa Ann

  Battle of Athens Exhibit   The Battle of Athens is the most historically significant event in the history of McMinn County. On August 1, 1946, returning veterans of World War II, frustrated with the political voting system, surrounded the McMinn County Jail, fired on the Sherriff and his deputies, and by the next morning had taken over the county’s government.  Visit the Museum to learn how the story ended! The Museum Gift Shop has “The Battle of Athens” book by C. Stephen Byrum for sale as well as a DVD that was produced by Adam T. Martin.

Battle of Athens Exhibit

The Battle of Athens is the most historically significant event in the history of McMinn County. On August 1, 1946, returning veterans of World War II, frustrated with the political voting system, surrounded the McMinn County Jail, fired on the Sherriff and his deputies, and by the next morning had taken over the county’s government.

Visit the Museum to learn how the story ended! The Museum Gift Shop has “The Battle of Athens” book by C. Stephen Byrum for sale as well as a DVD that was produced by Adam T. Martin.