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.
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.