Earliest Known Chess in Tennessee Cities and Towns
(abridged)by Jerry Spinrad (with permission)
(also, with thanks to Peter Lahde for contributing material)
As part of my research on chess history for my column "New Stories about Old Chess Players" (at www.chesscafe.com), I have collected a very large file with information on 19th century chess. I decided to make a little survey of the first reference I could find to chess players in the various cities and towns of Tennessee.
|The first Bon Aqua Springs Hotel 1870|