Dayton, Tennessee is a tiny town of around 7,000 people.
In 1925 an event took place there that made it world famous.
It was known as ‘The Trial Of The Century’.
The State of Tennessee had passed an act which made it illegal to teach evolution in state schools.
A young science teacher, John Scopes, was found to have been doing just that.
He was arrested and brought to trial.
Two of the most famous legal minds in America headed the opposite side in the case.
Three-time Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan headed up the prosecution.
Famous lawyer Clarence Darrow headed up the defence.
The trial set the modernists against the fundamentalists.