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Old Butler Days
August 9, 2013 - August 10, 2013
August 9th & 10th- Annual “Old Butler Days”- Downtown Butler, Tennessee. Friday, August 9th, festivites start at 11:30 am, and end at 10pm, and on Saturday, August 10th, festivities begin at 9:30am, and ends when the party does (approximately 10pm). Join us for live music, delicious food, kid’s activities, and 2 days of great family fun! For additional information please call (423)768-1818 or (423)768-2913.
Old Butler Days is a tribute to the citizens of Old Butler who sacrificed their homes and community for the improvement in flood control, power generation and water ecology for many more Tennessee citizens.
The Old Butler Days celebration takes place at Babe Curtis Park next to the Butler Museum. Babe Curtis was the town’s piano teacher. She lived in a house filled with antiques. Someone burglarized her house and burned it down and she gave the Watauga Academy alumni and the Butler Ruritan 4+ acres for the park and museum. In addition, she donated $20,000 which was the start of the funding for the Butler Museum.
“The town that wouldn’t drown”? That is Butler, Tennessee. Today’s “new” Butler Tennessee was created when the TVA decided to take steps to improve flood control in the Watauga River and Roan Creek Valleys of far Eastern Tennessee by building the Watauga Dam and creating the Watauga Lake. Unfortunately the town of Butler, now known as Old Butler, was sacrificed for this project.