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Franklin Flannels on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Franklin Flannels

Franklin, TN

It's interesting to discover how many creative cottage industries have sprung up in Middle TN. All thanks to people who turn their ideas into reality. Tennessee Crossroads met a Franklin, TN couple who put a new spin on an old favorite wearable. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Franklin Flannels.

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Metal-Morphosis on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Metal-Morphosis

Franklin, TN

Susan Watson meets a Franklin craftsman who created a giant factory worker out of scrap metal left behind when the Franklin factory closed.If you are familiar with the 3 R's, reduce, reuse, recycle, then you should know that there's a man in Franklin, TN who's added a 4th "R"--reinvent. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about how Kris Nethercut used his tools and imagination to bring new life to a pile of old metal at Metal Morphosis.

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Emery Franklin - Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Emery Franklin – Artist

Arlington, TN

All of us have probably been given one of those water color paint sets, you know the metal ones with 6 or 8 colors and a brush. I guess we were expected to discover and use our artistic talents. I don't know about you, but it didn't work for me. But, Tennessee Crossroads met an Arlington, TN artist who not only found his talents early in life, he added musical skills along the way and now creates some paintings you can almost hear. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.

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Lotz House on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Lotz House

Franklin, TN

Carnton Plantation and the Carter House are two of Franklin, TN's famous Civil War landmarks, each having played a part in the pivotal Battle of Franklin in 1864. Now history buffs have another historic destination to explore. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Lotz House.

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Ken Means' Carousel on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Ken Means’ Carousel

Franklin, TN

There's something magical about an old-time carousel. Something that inspired an artist to take on the task of building his own. Ken Means is reviving an almost lost art form, while following a longtime dream. You can watch him in action at his studio inside the Factory in Franklin, TN. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.

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The Artisan Company on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

The Artisan Company

Franklin, TN

Tennessee Crossroads spends the day with Connie Shaw, a Franklin, TN woman who assists others in finding their past through the use of her hands and some beautiful works of art. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about The Artisan Company.

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Williamson County Archives & Museum on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Williamson County Archives & Museum

Franklin, TN

Williamson County Tennessee has experienced tremendous growth and changes in the past decade. Malls and subdivisions now dot the landscape where once farmers tended crops and cattle grazed. For a look back into the country's rural part, Tennessee Crossroads took a tour through the Williamson County Museum that opened recently in downtown Franklin, TN. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.

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Miniature Herefords on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Miniature Herefords

Franklin, TN

You can always find Hereford cattle grazing along the highways of Tennessee. They're big, handsome, massive creatures, but not always. You see in recent years, a new breed of miniature herefords have been populating smaller ranches, like the one we found just a few miles from downtown Franklin, TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.

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Stars on Guitars on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Stars on Guitars

Franklin, TN

Just about anywhere you look in Nashville, you'll see a guitar. Some people make them, some people restore them, some people even play them. Tennessee Crossroads met a Franklin, TN artist who uses them in a different way. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Stars on Guitars.

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Bunganut Pig on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Bunganut Pig

Franklin, TN

Joe Elmore visits a neighborhood pub in Franklin where you can find music, art, billiards and more.

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Handy Hardware on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Handy Hardware

Franklin, TN

A big box hardware store will have thousands of items, but if you ask them for, say, a cannon ball, they're not very likely to have one in stock. For that, and lots of other unusual things, you may have to pay a visit to an unusual place. Tennessee Crossroads went to Handy Hardware in Franklin, TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.

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Mistletoe Farm on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Mistletoe Farm

Franklin, TN

Artists who spin or weave to create their works know it's a long journey from fleece to finished and some encouragement along the way is very welcome. Leanne Butchko is not only a talented artist, but is surrounded by a supporting crew who have a big stake in her work. Rob Wilds recently visited Mistletoe Farm in Franklin, TN to meet Leanne and the creatures who lighten her load just by being themselves.

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