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Columbia Neon on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Columbia Neon

Columbia, TN

The old saying goes that it's better to light a candle than curse the darkness so, the folks at Columbia Neon have been lighting candles, electric ones, since the great depression. Tennessee Crossroads shines the light on a special business in Columbia, TN.

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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.

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Clock Collectors on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Clock Collectors

Columbia, TN

The days of using actually clocks are winding down, but there are still many people like Kathie and Steve Fuston who appreciate clocks for the intricate, beautiful devices that they are.Tennessee Crossroads went to their home in Columbia, TN to meet them and to get a look at their wonderful collection of clocks. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.

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Mid-South Live Steamers on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Mid-South Live Steamers

Columbia, TN

Early in 2014, Crossroads aired a special called "Riding the Rails." The show is all about railroad culture in Tennessee and features our visit with a group called the MN Steamers. Recently we made a return trip to the Columbia, TN park where club member engineers were sharing the joy of riding the rails, in a small way. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Mid-South Live Steamers.

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Catfish Campus Restaurant on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Catfish Campus Restaurant

Columbia, TN

A Catfish restaurant off the beaten path in Columbia packs them in six days a week!

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Billy Roy Parks Woodcarver on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Billy Roy Parks Woodcarver

Columbia, TN

Gretchen Bates recently paid a visit to a farmer in Columbia who's carved out quite a niche for himself by whittling a collection of artwork more than seven decades in the making.

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River Terrace on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

River Terrace

Columbia, TN

Tennessee Crossroads meets a pair of New Orleans transplants who resettled in Columbia, TN following Hurricane Katrina. Here they restored an old restaurant on the Duck River where they are bringing the taste of home to Tennessee. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.

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Wood Den Carvers on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Wood Den Carvers

Columbia, TN

Time alone with your favorite pastime can be relaxing and fulfilling, but when you get together with others who have the same interest, you've got the fun not only of your hobby, but of your friends as well. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about a group of hobbyists, The Wood Den Carvers of Columbia, TN, who enjoy cutting pieces of wood and making cutting remarks to each other.

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Billy Roy Parks - Wood Carver on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Billy Roy Parks – Wood Carver

Columbia, TN

Whittling has always been a popular way to pass the time down on the farm.Tennessee Crossroads paid a visit to a farmer in Columbia, TN who's carved out quite a niche for himself by whittling a collection of artwork more than seven decades in the making.

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The Dotted Lime on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

The Dotted Lime

Columbia, TN

Tennessee Crossroads found a friendly little place in Columbia, TN that serves delicious food, as well as peace of mind for everyone. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.

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Mule Days on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Mule Days

Columbia, TN

Tennessee Crossroads takes you to a festival where once a year the mighty mule rules the day. Mule Days is generally held late March to early April in Columbia, TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.

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Pie Sensations on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Pie Sensations

Columbia, TN

Tennessee Crossroads was very happy to find a tiny place that is turning out pies with mighty big flavor. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Pie Sensations in Columbia, TN.

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