Pall Mall, TN
Tennessee Crossroads visits the home of Tennessee war hero Sgt. Alvin C. York, a WWI most decorated soldier to which he lived from 1920 until his death in 1964. All items are original, all belonged to Sgt. York, including his grist mill and gravesite. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about the Sgt. Alvin C. York Historic Area in Pall Mall, TN.
Pall Mall, TN
Owner Joe Sells grew up nearby Pall Mall, TN and always wanted to open a general store, discussed it with his wife and children, tried to be a general store for a few years but did not work financially. So, he noticed a lot of tourists and he did not have anything for them to buy. And that's when a light went off in his head to make and sell fudge. It worked! He's living his dream, and Pig, well it's just something the folks there do to pass the time. They take it seriously, gives locals a place to "hang out", whittle on the front porch in summer, sit by fire in winter and play cards. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Forbus General Store.
There was a time when the general store was the center of every community, particularly in small towns or in the country. You'd go to the general store to get everything from blue jeans to parts for your plow to a hot meal. Most of those places have given way to chains and big-box stores, but Tennessee Crossroads visited a restaurant that started life as a general store and still has the feel of one called Campbell Station Country Store in Culleoka, TN.
Silver Point, TN
Lots of folks change jobs and even careers during their lives and most of the times the changes aren't to dramatic. Tennessee Crossroads met a man in Silver Point, TN who went from a small machine shop tool and die maker to a whole new world of painting. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Bill Herren Murals.
College Grove, TN
Tennessee Crossroads' Susan Watson travels to College Grove, TN to find out what its like to retire from the corporate world and then run a small town grocery. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about College Grove Grocery.
We're all about supporting the interesting features and fine points of small towns in Tennessee. Towns like Portland in Middle Tennessee. If you go there, you might want to visit 5 Chefs restaurant for lunch. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about 5 Chef's Restaurant.
Often, the best place to find out what's going on in a small town is the town square. Cindy Carter travels to Lafayette, Tennessee where one couple's decision to open a restaurant has sparked renewed interest in the town square. Gibson's Cafe' gives locals and out-of-towners a place to gather and get to know each other. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Kingston Springs, TN
Tucked away all over the state are charming small towns just waiting for you to discover them. Tennessee Crossroads recently visited one right outside of Nashville, TN, it's Kingston Springs. As you travel the interstate, many of the exits along the way are just signs passing in the landscape, and possible future places to fill up the tank. But if you slow down and take a closer look, you might find something special. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Mount Juliet, TN
A restaurant can be the center of the community, particularly in a small town, a place where people gather not only to eat but to hear the latest news, crack the latest joke, or meet the latest arrivals to town. In the community of Gladeville, TN in Wilson County, that place is the Glade Diner. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
Back in the day, if you lived in the country or a small town, the nearest place to get just about anything you needed was the general, or "country" store. The folks who ran them knew everybody in the community by name. It's good to know that there are still country stores to be found across Tennessee, and Tennessee Crossroads dropped by one in McMinnville, TN recently, where they serve up delicious food, and a heaping helping of memories. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Throughout many of our lives we've always been told to "think big." Tennessee Crossroads met a toymaker in Kenton, TN who obviously didn't get the message. He's taken small to a whole new level of artistry and he doesn't toy around. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Daniel Sharp - Toymaker.