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From the time it was founded in 1796, Tennessee’s legal code forbade the gentlemanly “art” of dueling. This is why so many famous duels in the state’s history (Jackson-Dickinson, Coffee-McNairy) were started in Nashville and finished elsewhere. The favored dueling ground was the strip of land in Adair County, KY, just across the state line. […]

http://nashvillemayhem.com/2016/04/13/a-duel-in-the-sun/

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