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(WBIR - Knoxville) East Tennessee's long and treasured history came to back to life Saturday at the 7th annual East Tennessee History Fair.

People got a chance to see how history unfolded in a living history timeline from the time settlers first cohabited the land with the Cherokee all the way through World War II. The fair also doubles as a birthday celebration for one of Tennessee's most famous residents, Davy Crockett.

There was also plenty of traditional music, from bluegrass to a brass band playing Civil War-era tunes.

Participants from each of East Tennessee's 35 counties contributed to the event. It's also a way to bring people who have a shared history together to learn.

"We have people from all walks of life," said Cherel Henderson, the Executive Director of the East Tennessee Historical Society. "They just come to really enjoy history and they seem to really connect with it, the living history we present. We try to bring the past forward so they can experience it and connect with it in a really great way.

Henderson also said that the fair continues to grow in popularity, and has doubled in size since it first started up seven years ago.

For more events hosted by the East Tennessee Historical Society, click here.

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