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Little River Railroad on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Little River Railroad

Townsend, TN

Before the Smoky Mountains became a national park, about two-thirds of its virgin forests were clear-cut by loggers. Tennessee Crossroads visits a site that reveals 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. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.

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Gracehill Bed and Breakfast on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Gracehill Bed and Breakfast

Townsend, 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.

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Mike Clemmer Dulcimers on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Mike Clemmer Dulcimers

Townsend, TN

Historians seem to disagree on what the first musical instrument was nor when it was created. However, one thing is certain, music has been instrumental in the development of mankind. Closer to home and much more recently, Tennessee Crossroads met a fellow in east Tennessee who continues a musical tradition that's played an important role in the settlement of the state. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.

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Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Townsend, TN

It started out as a normal road improvement project near the Smoky Mountains, but as Tennessee Crossroads discovered, it led to the creation of a living tribute to this historic area of the state. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.

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