Mount Pleasant, TN
We love it when we can take you to an old place that has a new life, this time, we are going to Mt. Pleasant, TN with to a restaurant that has two personalities. One for the daytime and one for the night. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about the Mt Pleasant Grille.
Now more than ever, many of us feel the need to get outside and experience nature. We are lucky to have many places in our great state to do that, but in this episode Tennessee Crossroads takes us to a peaceful place in Williamson County called Owl’s Hill.
Hillsboro Village in Nashville, TN has become a quaint and trendy place to shop, dine, even live. Recently a couple there decided one of the fine, old homes would make a great Bed & Breakfast. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Daisy Hill Bed & Breakfast.
Tennessee may not have the best jazz in the country, but an argument could be made for it having the best BBQ. We like the fact that behind each BBQ success story is an interesting individual, or in some cases a whole family of them. Case in point, the hot spot Tennessee Crossroads found in Chattanooga, TN is called Hillbilly Willy's Bar-B-Q. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Once upon a time, almost everyone in Tennessee knew a lot about farming. But in these times when family farms are fading away, fewer of us know where our food actually comes from. That is particularly true of children. That is where Honeysuckle Hill Farm comes in. It's a history, dietary and economics lesson all rolled into a fun experience, as Rob Wilds found out when he traveled to Springfield, TN to pay the farm a visit - and he wasn't the only visitor there that day. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Ken Wilshire visits a Clarksville couple who gave up the rat race to create Boothill Blades.
Pleasant Hill, TN
We take public education for granted now a days, but that was not the case back in the 1880s. Thanks to the efforts of northern missionaries, Pleasant Hill Academy became one of the few educational bright spots in Tennessee. Ed Jones recently toured one of the school's original buildings, which is now a museum that pays tribute to life and learning on the plateau 140 years ago. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
Pleasant Hill, TN
Tennessee Crossroads meets a woman in Pleasant Hill who makes baskets and other home decor from 12-inch pine needles. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Sharron Eckert - Pine Needle Basket Maker in Pleasant Hill, TN.
When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you've got plenty of options for overnight accommodations. You can rough it in a tent, or live it up in a fancier hotel. A Bed and Breakfast can be the right choice if you want a little pampering in a natural setting that's close to all the park's attraction. Tennessee Crossroads chose one that's highly favored, in more ways than one. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more. This business is closed, but please enjoy the memories of this journey.
If you are of a certain age, and had relatives who lived in the country, you probably recall visiting the little house outback of the big house. In fact, it is called an outhouse, and was a pretty significant place, when you actually needed to pay it a visit and are are being re-created by a Pulaski, TN Craftsman. Tennessee Crossroads visited Gerald Young to learn about his Hillbilly Outhouses, which he calls his legacy. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
Deb Davis was raised in a big city, far away from the farm, but every chance she got she'd find a way to ride horses. Now, years later, she lives on a huge farm and she's turned that love into a business. She breeds Friesians. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about the Davis Farm in Auburntown, TN for an up-close look at these gorgeous creatures.
Spring Hill, TN
Fall means festival time in Tennessee and there are too many such celebrations for us to visit. Tennessee Crossroads visits to a community festival in Spring Hill, TN. An annual event where it's quite OK to go "ham it up". Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.