Most of us have a family heirloom or two around to connect us with our ancestors. The fellow you're about to meet has assembled an entire village to keep him connected to his rural West Tennessee root. And it's a place he loves to share, as Susan Watson found out in her trip there.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Directions: Located 14 miles west of Jackson on Highway 412 - 2 miles from West Tennessee Safari Park. From I-40 heading west, exit 79 to Highway 412 and follow signs to Dyersburg & Alamo. From 1-40 heading east, take exit 56 to Brownsville, follow directions to Alamo until you reach Highway 412.
Susan Watson has been involved with Tennessee Crossroads, both behind and in front of the camera, since 1988. A Middle Tennessee native, Watson studied Spanish in high school and became interested in Mexican culture. She occasionally traveled to Mexico to teach English to middle-school children.