Joe Guy is an award-winning author, newspaper columnist, storyteller, and historian from McMinn County in Southeast Tennessee. He is also a third-generation police officer who currently serves as McMinn County Sheriff and county historian. The Friends of Collegedale Public Library invite you to his presentation at Collegedale City Hall on Sunday, Sept. 18, beginning at 2 p.m.
With lost lore of Cherokee natives, forgotten stories of Civil War strife, recollections of cherished regional traditions, and much more, The Hidden History of Southeast Tennessee offers something for everyone. It’s a captivating collection of tales that reflect the mystery of the hills and hollers from which they originate. As a man whose ancestors settled in McMinn County in 1830 and never left, Joe Guy knows the people of Southeast Tennessee. His writing springs from a deep understanding of where they live, how they think, and what challenges they face.
Join the author as he recounts the fascinating history of this one-of-a-kind corner of Appalachia. The Hidden History of Southeast Tennessee presents stories peppered with mountain flavor, all supported by scholarly research and historical inquiry. “If you enjoy little-known historical facts and stories from the area of Southeast Tennessee and the mountains of Western North Carolina,” says Guy, “then you will enjoy my series of books and historical articles.”