Before the Smoky Mountains became a national park, about two-thirds of its virgin forests were clear-cut by loggers. We're gonna visit a couple of sites that reveal an intriguing story. Of how a lumber company and railroad brought jobs to Townsend, TN, while bringing destruction to what's now a protected park.
Joe Elmore has been the host of this Emmy-award winning series since its beginnings. As the face of Tennessee Crossroads, Joe has been taking viewers to meet interesting people and explore fascinating out-of-the-way places since 1987. Joe is also a producer and co-host of Horsepower TV on Spike TV. Joe launched his TV career at WHBQ TV in Memphis, TN, where he served as weekend anchor and reporter. Later, he was chosen to co-host the station's PM Magazine show, where he produced nationally-broadcast stories. He has also done extensive work as an independent film and video producer for clients throughout the Southeast.