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.
Pall Mall, TN
Tennessee Crossroads visits the home of Tennessee war hero Sgt. Alvin C. York, a WWI most decorated soldier to which he lived from 1920 until his death in 1964. All items are original, all belonged to Sgt. York, including his grist mill and gravesite. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about the Sgt. Alvin C. York Historic Area in Pall Mall, TN.
If you've ever had trouble figuring out how to get conversations started at the dinner tablethen you'l have no problem at Bea's Restaurant in Chattanooga, TN since you almost have to speak to the people at your table if you're going to get your fill. As Tennessee Crossroads found out, when you go to Bea's it's helpful to have brushed up on you "Lazy Susan Operators Manual." Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Old Hickory, TN
Tennessee Crossroads finds an old school house in Old Hickory, TN that was built to educate African-American youngsters. After its heyday as a learning center, and an amazing renovation, it eventually became a center for aspiring and accomplished artists. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Old Hickory Arts Center.
The next time you cross over the Wilson County-Smith County line be on line lookout for the Watermelon Moon Farm. You won't find watermelons or farming, but you will find a rural hideaway that's relaxing and rejuvenating. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
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.
The thought of going to a botanical garden in the middle of winter might not make much sense, unless you are headed to the Huntsville, Alabama and the Botanical Garden there. As Tennessee Crossroads found out that at this time of the year the place sprouts a whole new crop of beautiful things all designed to make a Christmastime brighter. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Galaxy of Lights.
When I mention the songs "California Dreamin", "Suspicious Minds" or Stand by Your Man", you can probably spout off the singer's name. But do you know who "played" on those songs? The musicians are often the unsung heroes of the music industry yet we wouldn't have music if it wasn't for those who play the instruments. Tammi Arender discovered a museum in downtown Nashville, TN which pays homage to those who've recorded some of the most famous songs in history, at a time when it was more about talent than technology. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.