About Chrystal B. Talbott
Chrystal is originally from South Texas and has lived in East Tennessee for 21 years. She considers herself a Tex-a-se-an.
Chrystal writes a blog, Chrystal’s Genealogy talk, which is a how-to get started on your genealogy. She shares personal stories and resources that can be used in your search.
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10/08/1990 - current
A Place in History: A current look at Knoxville's main roads
Published 05/14/2013 at 6 p.m.
Last week I wrote about some of Knoxville’s street names and the origins of a couple of Knoxville’s roads. Today I want to take a more current look at some of the main roads in Knoxville.
A place in History Some Knoxville streets have long histories
Published 05/07/2013 at 5:58 p.m.
After finding a plot map of the town of Knoxville as it was first laid out in 1791 by James White, I noticed the streets on the map. There were approximately 10 streets that consisted of 64 lots. This area ...
Chrystal Talbott: Harbison community dates back to 1800s
Published 04/02/2013 at 6:12 p.m.
Have you heard of Harbison’s Crossroads? I hadn’t until recently. It has been around for more than 200 years.
Chrystal Talbott: Burlington area home of rich gambling history
Published 01/29/2013 at 6 p.m.
During a recent conversation with a Knoxville native, I found out there used to be a horse racetrack in East Knoxville, which surprised me because gambling is illegal in Tennessee.
A place in history: Downtown has long history of decorating for the holidays
Published 12/18/2012 at 6 p.m.
While going through files in the Knoxville News Sentinel library, I ran across some old photos of downtown Knoxville during Christmas time. Two thoughts popped into my head: Downtown doesn't look anything like that now, and who did the decorating?
A place in history: University's founder helps establish Kimberlin Heights
Published 11/13/2012 at 6 p.m.
While driving north on Chapman Highway recently, I decided to take a right onto Hendron Chapel Road to see if I could find the Kimberlin Heights community. I found myself on a rolling and curving road with fog blanketing the ...
Sutherland Avenue community helps airport take flight
Published 09/25/2012 at 6 p.m.
Not being from Knoxville, I haven't had an opportunity to learn much about the area's history. So when I was recently thumbing through an old book on Knoxville at the East Tennessee Historical Society, I was surprised to learn there ...
Paige Turner: What our staffers are reading this month
Published 08/05/2007 at midnight
“The Penny” is about a girl named Jenny who grows up in a poor St. Louis neighborhood. Jenny and her sister Jean are physically and mentally abused by their father, while their mother turns a blind eye toward the behavior. ...
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