Clinton to hold re-enactment of Burr-Hamilton duel

Clinton to hold re-enactment of Burr-Hamilton duel

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Aaron Burr (source: wikipedia.org) Aaron Burr (source: wikipedia.org)
Alexander Hamilton (source: wikipedia.org) Alexander Hamilton (source: wikipedia.org)

CLINTON (AP) - History buffs who recall the story of the famous duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton in 1804 may not know there's a connection to the East Tennessee town of Clinton.

The Clinch River Antiques Festival, which starts Friday and runs through the weekend in Clinton, will include antique shopping, wagon rides, musical entertainment and a history lesson.

The big event on Saturday will be a re-enactment of the duel held in New Jersey between Burr, who served as vice president under Thomas Jefferson, and Hamilton, the first U.S. treasury secretary. Hamilton later died from his injuries.

Those at the festival will learn its significance to the city's history and will learn how the town of Burrville became modern-day Clinton.

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