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.

Small Business, Big Impact

Support local small businesses and small businesses everywhere. They are the root of our economy.

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.

Staffing and WWII

Staffing has been around for a long time. The rumor is the idea began around 1600 in Britain, but American staffing hit its big boom during World War 2 when five million women left their home to work.

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?

Finding Gratitude at Work

Oftentimes work is a hated place. People wake up dreading the day. Getting up and getting to the place you have to go to live. Working for a living has a bad reputation at times. But, here’s the thing, where would you be without a job?

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.  

Appalachian Craftsmanship

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?

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