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Tennessee Crossroads

May 24, 2018

Season 31 | Episode 47

On Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads, Old Hickory, Tennessee looks back on its first century. Discover the lure of this rugged mountaintop get-a-way. Rob Wilds spices things up by heading to Franklin where he visits a restaurant specializing in the cuisine of New Mexico. Joe Elmore visits a shop just outside of Chattanooga, where some of the world's best pipe organs are created.

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Old Hickory Tennessee on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Old Hickory Tennessee

Old Hickory, TN

You may have heard the term "company town." Back in the day, when corporations built a factory, they often built a town to go with it. Such was the case with the city of Old Hickory, Tennessee, which was literally built by DuPont. While it's no longer a company town, it still retains the neighborly charm it started with a century ago. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.

Pipe Organ Makers on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Pipe Organ Makers

Ooltewah, TN

Pianos and guitars are more plentiful, but the undisputed king of musical instruments is the pipe organ. Only a handful of American companies build pipe organs, using time-honored European methods, and one of them is located just outside of Chattanooga, TN. Owners of Richards, Fowkes and Company create some of the world's best pipe organs is a matter of pride and precision craftsmanship. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.

Sopapilla's on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads


Franklin, TN

Tennessee Crossroads visits a man who came to Nashville, TN for the music business and missed the flavors of his home state so much that he decided to get into the restaurant business. And so, Sopapilla's was born, one of the spiciest places in Franklin, TN. Join Nashville Public Television to find out more.

Mt. LeConte Lodge on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Mt. LeConte Lodge

Gatlinburg, TN

Dr. John Burkhart takes annual trips with friends up Mt. LeConte where he meets llama and directors of the Mt. LeConte Lodge. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.