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Photo by Lee Steenbergen

Carl Gombert: "The music—and my dad spent summers in the 1930s in an apartment on Gay Street."

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  • Lauren Smith: 'My grandparents met in Market Square.'
  • Carl Gombert: 'The music—and my dad spent summers in the 1930s in an apartment on Gay Street.'
  • Bill Cabage: 'It’s the perfect size.'
  • Asher Baskett: 'I like to cook, and people here like to eat. So I fit in pretty well.”
  • Don Floyd: 'I love the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.'

Kimberly Wade: 'I wanted to be a city girl.'
  • Johanna Coetzee: 'Every time I get off work, I wander around downtown and have a completely fulfilling experience.'
  • Claire Craven: 'Every time I leave the city and come back, it feels like home because it holds a lot of the people that I love. And Agee's 'A Death in the Family' is one of my favorites.'
  • Memphis (Baertels)
'There’s no other city so dog friendly.'
  • William Baertels-

'I’m a Tennessean first.  Once you’re here, it always feels like home—I’ve never met a stranger.'

Photographer Lee Steenbergen asks Knoxvillians what makes them so Knoxvillian.

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