The Great American Interstate System was inspired by the German Autobahn. While its origins are for military purposes, it has brought great business prosperity to Cumberland County.
Category Archives: Cumberland County Series
History of Cumberland County Schools
A brief history of Cumberland County Schools in Tennessee. Beginning in the 1800s through today.
Main Street, Crossville, TN Year 1900
A brief look into Crossville, TN’s historic Main Street during the year 1900.
The TN Central in Cumberland County
The hidden history of how Cumberland County finally got the railroad to come through town.
Cumberland County Playhouse
The Cumberland County Playhouse is a culture that is completely unique to our town. Its Christmas traditions are some that many of us will never forget, but what is even more interesting is that the playhouse’s beginnings were completely unplanned.
The Last Chickamauga Cherokee Chief & the Cumberland Plateau
The Last Chickamauga Cherokee Chief’s role in signing a treaty giving the Scot-Irish settlers the rights to Cherokee hunting land and how it lead to the chiefs infamous assassination.
A Tennessee Thanksgiving and ALCOA Aluminum
In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a National Holiday.
But did you know that Tennessee’s biggest Thanksgiving influence is ALCOA?
A Song for the Cumberland
The Cumberland Plateau is a part of the larger Appalachian Plateau in terms of Geology, but when speaking historically most often the Cumberland Settlement is being referenced. Culture in this region is unlike any other; it is rich in song, music, and artistry.
The Appalachian way of life that is now known for its artistry, folklore, moonshine, and hillbilly ways were not for “looks” but necessity
Halloween Comes to Tennessee
Ghosts, goblins, spooks, witches, pumpkins, candy, hay rides, bonfires, and so much more come to mind when thinking of Halloween. Honestly, the holiday is hard to explain and is rather odd when you think about it. When did the holiday kick off in the states?