Cole’s Country Store

Joe Elmore explores a 119-year-old country store in Putnam County, now restored for new business.


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This is a survival story about a little 119-year-old family business in Putnam County. A country store to be exact. It was built by Marcia Cole Huffman's great, great grandfather. And, it had a date with a wrecking crew before Marcia come to the rescue. Now, it's been restored to its former glory and them some.

Joe Elmore has been the host of this Emmy-award winning series since its beginnings. As the face of Tennessee Crossroads, Joe has been taking viewers to meet interesting people and explore fascinating out-of-the-way places since 1987. Joe is also a producer and co-host of Horsepower TV on Spike TV. Joe launched his TV career at WHBQ TV in Memphis, TN, where he served as weekend anchor and reporter. Later, he was chosen to co-host the station's PM Magazine show, where he produced nationally-broadcast stories. He has also done extensive work as an independent film and video producer for clients throughout the Southeast.

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