The railroad has played a major role in the development of the state, beginning in the Civil War days. Towns like Kingston Springs, White Bluff, and Tennessee City were products of the railroad. Ken Wilshire found a place just down the road in Dickson where not only did the railroad help build a town. It was the town that gave birth to one of the state's most popular political figures.
Ken Wilshire joined the Tennessee Crossroads in 2008 with a desire to tell stories about people who have found their passions in life and who would otherwise go unrecognized for their contributions to their community. Ken began his career at WREG-TV in Memphis, writing, producing and editing news stories, features and documentaries. After leaving Channel 3 he joined Fed Ex in their communications department as a writer/producer and was promoted to the department manager. Ken spent almost 25 years in operations management at FedEx and other Fortune 500 companies.