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Story and photography by Teresa Scott

As summer waned, attendees at Blues, Brews and BBQ, a James White’s Fort member event, were reminded that it was not yet fall. Both the canopies of the trees in the courtyard and the cold refreshments were a welcome respite from the hot sun. Calhoun’s provided the barbecue, and The Funk Stones provided the blues. Varying levels of membership at the Fort include perks such as member events and use of the facility for private events. James White, a Revolutionary War soldier, was granted 1,000 acres for his war service and later donated land that was the beginning of Knoxville. Today thousands of visitors come to the Fort for a glimpse of life in the 18th century. 

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