A brief history of Cumberland County Schools in Tennessee. Beginning in the 1800s through today.
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Main Street, Crossville, TN Year 1900
A brief look into Crossville, TN’s historic Main Street during the year 1900.
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
Dr. May Wharton’s Introduction to Cumberland County
When the influenza of 1918 hit Cumberland County Dr. Wharton was brand new. She had to quickly learn the mountain people’s ways to help them survive, and she did.
WWII & Cumberland County
Escapes were not unusual at Camp Crossville. As one story is told, three German escapees encountered Granny in the woods. She told them to “git” and when they didn’t, she began to fire. She shot one dead. When the police arrived, Granny cried, learning that she did not shoot “Yankees” but instead Germans.
Football, A Volunteer Tradition
In the south football is tradition, its excitement, its rivalry, and its history.