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A pair of East Tennessee landmarks are now in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Happy Holler District and Norris Dam are among five Tennessee sites added to the register.

Happy Holler was recognized for its historic one-story masonry buildings built between 1909 and 1945. It was named during the Prohibition Era when people could buy alcohol in the alleys behind the stores.

Norris Dam was built as part of the new deal project in the mid 1930s. The state park's rustic cabins historic district was recognized for its architecture style, and its use as a recreation area. The cabins housed Oak Ridge workers for the Manhattan Project. The state bought the park in 1953 and is now working to rehabilitate the cabins so they can be used year round.

One park ranger offers some insight into their historical significance.

"All the wood was from this area. It was built by the CCC, in the mid 1930s. It was one of President Roosevelt's attempts to get people back to work during the Great Depression," said Lauren Baghetti.

To learn more about these locations or If you'd like to see a full list of the newest historic places, visit www.tn.gov/environment/history.

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