Chapel Hill, TN
The Mediterranean ancestors of the little donkeys you're about to meet may have been beasts of burden, but this generation has got it made in the shade. Tennessee Crossroads' Susan Watson spent the day with a couple who are down-right devoted to their donkeys. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Half Ass Acres in Chapel Hill, TN.
Tennessee Crossroads explores a fun, safe way to enjoy the outdoors and test your skills with a shotgun at the same time. It all happens at Tennessee Clay Target Complex in Nashville, TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Tennessee Clay Target Complex.
"There are 13-hundred 52 guitar pickers in Nashville." So sang the Lovin' Spoonful in their song about Nashville Cats. I'm betting there are many more. There's only one place in town to find the rarest, most prized guitars under one roof. It's a store that evolved from one man's passion for precious stringed instruments - one that's become world famous for its six-string treasures. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, TN.
World War II changed the whole world. In Tennessee, the war and training required to fight it caused training bases to sprout like mushrooms. Tennessee Crossroads visited one place that was transformed almost over night, the West Tennessee town of Halls, which from 1942 to 1945, aspiring bomber crews called home. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Veterans' Museum in Halls, TN.
People have come from across the world to find new homes in Tennessee, each bringing with them parts of the culture they left behind. Right after the Civil War, a group of immigrants came from Switzerland to settle here. Tennessee Crossroads learned about the colony they founded in Grundy County, TN from their proud descendants and each summer they throw a celebration of all things Swiss. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Swiss Festival.
Might want to mark your calendar for the weekend of late July. Those are the dates of an annual festival in McEwen, TN. The McEwen Irish Picnic is said to be the oldest continuously running festival in the state. Since we're celebrating 25 years of Tennessee Crossroads, we thought it might be fun to relive our first visit back in 1992.
Tennessee Crossroads takes a tour of the historic buildings at the Wilson County fairgrounds where you will find the entertainment at the upcoming Wilson County Fair in Lebanon, TN. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Pall Mall, TN
Owner Joe Sells grew up nearby Pall Mall, TN and always wanted to open a general store, discussed it with his wife and children, tried to be a general store for a few years but did not work financially. So, he noticed a lot of tourists and he did not have anything for them to buy. And that's when a light went off in his head to make and sell fudge. It worked! He's living his dream, and Pig, well it's just something the folks there do to pass the time. They take it seriously, gives locals a place to "hang out", whittle on the front porch in summer, sit by fire in winter and play cards. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Forbus General Store.
Next time you're on I-65 at Harding Place in Nashville, TN, take a moment to consider the fact that you're driving through a Civil War battlefield. Those battles were practically fought in the front yard of our next stop. Travellers Rest is a well-preserved home from a fascinating Tennessee era and, as always, stands ready to share it's history. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Flat Creek is barely a dot on the Tennessee road map. It's 7 miles South of Shelbyville, TN in Bedford County. It actually doesn't even have a traffic light. As Tennessee Crossroads discovered on the 1st Saturday of each month it's a hot spot for old fashioned entertainment and eating. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Flat Creek Community Center.