1849 - 1926One of the original Swiss settlers of Gruetli in 1869, Melchior Thoni become one of the most famous woodcarvers of Tennessee, executing carvings in the old Governor's Mansion and the altar of Christ Church in Nashville. About 1880, among his many sculptural enterprises Thoni designed and carved the first wooden animals to stand upon a "Flying Jenny" (merry-go-round) in Tennessee.
|Marker Number||2E 71|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 8:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 621083 N 3915059|
|Decimal Degrees||35.37151667, -85.66706667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 22.291', W 85° 40.024'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 22' 17.46" N, 85° 40' 1.44" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 27690 TN-108, Gruetli-Laager TN 37339, US|
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