Episode 3125

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Tennessee Crossroads

December 19, 2019

Season 31 | Episode 25

On Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads, Joe Elmore gives you a look at the heritage collection of cars from Nissan Motor Corporation. Cindy Carter visits a popular cafe on the square in Lafayette, TN. Gretchen Bates travels to Cookeville and visits a museum dedicated to a woman's collection of dolls. Then, “Flashback” to a 1988 Christmas story at Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City.

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Fruit Cakes on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Fruit Cakes

Tracy City, TN

Flashback to 1988: The Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City, TN turns out about 3,000 fruit cakes each year for Christmas. Tennessee Crossroads visited a bakery where fruit cakes are no joking matter. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.

Nissan Heritage Collection on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Nissan Heritage Collection

Nashville, TN

Most people know about Nissan's importance to Middle TN, with vehicle production plants in Smyna and Dechard, as well as the North American Corporate Headquarters in Franklin. But the Nissan brand has a interesting history, one that's preserved in Nashville, TN thanks to some devoted volunteers. Here's what we discovered on a private visit to the Nissan Heritage Collection. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.

Gibson's Cafe on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Gibson’s Cafe

Lafayette, TN

Often, the best place to find out what's going on in a small town is the town square. Cindy Carter travels to Lafayette, Tennessee where one couple's decision to open a restaurant has sparked renewed interest in the town square. Gibson's Cafe' gives locals and out-of-towners a place to gather and get to know each other. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.

Cookeville Doll Museum on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Cookeville Doll Museum

Cookeville, TN

People collect all sorts of things, from rare coins to sports memorabilia and it's not very often that personal collections go on display, but Tennessee Crossroads' Gretchen Bates traveled to Cookeville, TN to visit an entire museum dedicated to one woman's lifetime collection of dolls.