Governor Lee Unveils Posters Celebrating Tennessee’s Grand Divisions, 225 Years Of Statehood

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee unveiled three limited-edition posters Thursday highlighting each Tennessee grand division to celebrate 225 years of statehood. Tennesseans are invited to share an untold story and request a poster at www.Tennessee225.com. 
 
“From the Mississippi River to the Great Smoky Mountains, our grand divisions reflect their own unique character and represent the best of Tennessee,” said Governor Lee. “I invite Tennesseans to submit untold stories that celebrate every corner of our state as we commemorate 225 years of statehood.”
 
The limited-edition posters, designed by famed artist Justin Helton of Knoxville, highlight the culture and beauty of each Tennessee grand division.

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Memories

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Breaking News

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Opinion

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