We first visited Simon Jackson back in 1992. The rural Fayette County, TN artist showed his talent for recreating barns, homesteads and other buildings. On our follow-up visit, more than 20 years later, we discovered that Simon is on a new creative mission. He's replicating miniature military rifles from America's war history. It's a fascinating story of a humble, yet extremely-talented artist who loves new "small" challenges Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Simon Jackson - Miniature Artist.
Once in a while, old technology enjoys a comeback, thanks to new, younger audiences. Take the vinyl LP record, for example. Well next look out for the return of the manual typewriter. Hard to believe in this electric-powered, digital world of ours. However, there's a young Goodlettsville, TN man who's playing a big part in the typewriter' revival. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.
Some of the nation’s best known heroes have called Tennessee home. From Andrew Jackson, Davy Crockett, and Alvin York to our lesser-known, modern-day heroes serving in the Armed Forces. But, as Tennessee Crossroads discovers, few have ever been recognized so heroically as an ordinary railroad engineer from Jackson , TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about the Casey Jones Museum.
Moving is certainly a necessary evil when we find just the right place to meet our needs and it’s no different for folks at the Casey Jones Village in Jackson, TN where they have a tradition of preserving history. Tennessee Crossroads visited there and found that when they find a place to restore, they do whatever it takes to insure their preservation tradition, even if it takes months to move it there. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Providence House.
Joe Elmore exits 1-40 in Jackson, TN to sample what many people say is some of the best barbecue in West Tennessee. Reggi's BBQ & Wings not only serves all varieties of "Q", they also fry their own version of pork rinds. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
There's nothing like biting into an ice cold watermelon on a hot day. As a matter of fact, fruit of any kind can be a real taste treat. Tennessee Crossroads found an artist from Jackson, TN who turns fruit into a treat, for the eyes! Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Rusty Robinson is a bonafide car guy who collects cars that appeared in famous television shows and movies. He moved his overflowing collection into a museum in Jackson, TN. Nashville Public Television and Tennessee Crossroads pay a visit to explore Rusty's world of celebrity automobiles.