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Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee
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While a quiet courthouse today, the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee was ground zero for one of the most contentious and publicized court cases in American history: The Scopes Monkey Trial. Held in July 1925, the trial pitted the wits of famed attorney Clarence Darrow who defended John Scopes – a teacher accused of teaching evolution in a public school – and presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, who aided the prosecution. The courthouse itself was built in 1891 in the Romanesque Revival-Italian Villa style, according to the National Register of Historic Places.
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