Episode 3501

Tennessee Crossroads

July 01, 2021

Season 35 | Episode 01

Joe Elmore tours the new Tennessee State Library and Archives. Laura Faber meets a mind-blowing glass artist in Joelton. Ed Jones visits a restaurant and lodge above the clouds in Duff, Tennessee. Rob Wilds finds a photographic treasure trove in Columbia. Presented by Nashville Public Television.

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Tennessee State Library and Archives on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Nashville, TN

Joe Elmore tours the new Tennessee State Library and Archives.


Art of Michael Allison on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Art of Michael Allison

Joelton, TN

Laura Faber meets a mind-blowing glass artist in Joelton.


McCloud Mountain Restaurant & Lodge on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

McCloud Mountain Restaurant & Lodge

Duff, TN

Ed Jones visits a restaurant and lodge above the clouds in Duff, Tennessee.


Columbia Photos on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Columbia Photos

Columbia, TN

These days, taking a photograph is easy, but there was a time when taking a photograph required money, time, patience, planning and an artist's eye. They were scarce and special. So, when some people in Columbia, TN found more than a million photographic negatives, some dating back to 1870, they felt they had found along-buried treasure. Tennessee Crossroads went to Columbia to see some of these extraordinary pictures of the past and find out how their discoverers are making sure those photos will be around well into the future.