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John Trotwood Moore
During the period of 1878-1885, John Trotwood Moore taught school at Pineapple, Alabama, and established Moore's Academy in Pineapple. John Trotwood Moore became head of the Tennessee State Library and Archives and while holding this post collected the questionnaires that have been published as, "Tennessee Civil War Questionnaires". He wrote numerous books an poems early in life and later turned his attention to historic/genealogical preservation. His four volume set of Tennessee histories, "Tennessee, The Volunteer State" are still held in high esteem. Volume One alone sells for $230.00 now, if you can find one. Among his writings are: "Songs & Stories from Tennessee", "Ole Mistis", "A Summer Hymnal", "The Bishop of Cottontown", "Uncle Wash, His Stories", "The Gift of the Grass", "Hearts of Hickory", and John Ballington Forester" among others. He wrote articles for the Chicago "Horse Review", and published "Trotwood's Monthly" magazine.
The Saturday Evening Post of 25 July, 1925, published his article, "Jackson and His Beloved Rachel" about Andrew and Rachel Jackson. He is also credited with "Compiled Biographical Questionnaires of 150 Prominent Tennesseans." His old home, "Arden Place" outside of Nashville, Tn., was torn down in 1967 and is now the site of John Trotwood Moore Junior High School. Born in Marion, Alabama, 26 August 1858, his most outstanding work was completed in Tennessee though he was originally from Alabama.
This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Pine Apple and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.
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