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Historic Rugby (TN) (Images of America)

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    Barbara Stagg(Author)

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The Rugby colony opened amid great fanfare in 1880 on East Tennessee’s sparsely settled and rugged Cumberland Plateau. Famous British author and social reformer Thomas Hughes was the most involved and dedicated of Rugby’s Anglo-American founders. He intended Rugby to be a class-free, agrarian community based on cooperative enterprise, culture, and religious freedom. During its first decade, hundreds immigrated to Rugby from the British Isles; hundreds more came from other parts of America. Some stayed briefly, some for years, some for life. More than 60 cottages, villas, and commercial and institutional buildings of distinctive Victorian styles were built during Rugby’s early years. Though Rugby was briefly the most thriving community on the northern plateau, many factors prevented realization of Hughes’s utopian goals. Rugby today is a rare surviving example of 19th-century utopian community building. The historic town plan, surrounding woodland and rivers, and key original buildings survive, unspoiled by modern development, through committed restoration and preservation. Heritage tourism is bringing new life.

Barbara Stagg has been executive director of Historic Rugby since 1977, building on the work of her late brother, who began the preservation effort in 1966. Using the best images and written resources from the Rugby archives, she narrates a visual journey through the intriguing history of Rugby, Tennessee.

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  • PDF | 128 pages
  • Barbara Stagg(Author)
  • Arcadia Publishing (July 9, 2007)
  • English
  • 7
  • History

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  • By billy on October 28, 2017

    Terrible book with fake history. This book does not represent the true history of Rugby Tn. Fabricated history to drar tourist trade. Should have been titiled under fiction.

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