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Television or Real Life?

Some people have trouble distinguishing television from real-life.  That can create some interesting situations inside a museum like this.  I’ll take you to a place…

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Survival Cars

Have you ever watched one of those action movies with car chase scenes and wondered how many cars they destroyed making the film?  Today I’ll…

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A Hobby People Travel to See

Rusty Robinson’s father was a plumber and Rusty himself helps manage rental properties.  So he taught himself a skill that was vital in his hobby…a…

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Recreating Memories of Youth

Rusty just couldn’t get enough of some of those television shows back in the 1980s, so he did his best to recreate some of what…

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Preserving History and Bringing It Back to Life

Some folks may just stop by for the well-known buffet.  But take a stroll around this place and you’ll be amazed by the story of…

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A Very Old Store

Clark Shaw oversees a very old store.  In fact, it’s so old, some people probably thought he was a little crazy to try and bring…

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The Story of the Famous Engineer

If you know his name, it is perhaps from a ballad sung by Johnny Cash.  This is the story of a famous engineer and the…

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A Late Train and a Determined Crew

The train was late – very late.  But the crew was determined to make up time.  Conditions were perfect to fly down the tracks and…

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Casey Jones

Perhaps you know his name – Casey Jones.  Whether you do or you don’t, his story of a making up time in an old locomotive…

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The Scene of a Winter Battle

The Union army was defeated at Fredricksburg, Virginia in mid December 1862.  President Lincoln needed a victory to bolster the north and the Emancipation Proclamation…

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The Story of Daddy Bryson

His name was Daddy Bryson…and he became one of the best-known train engineers in the Smoky Mountains…not because of his skill on the rails, but…

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Logging to Create A Park

Visitors to Smoky Mountain National Park can wander miles of trails that meander through endless forests.  It wasn’t that long ago many of these forests…

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The Circle From the Ryan

If you’ve ever been to the Grand Ole Opry, you have seen a circular piece of wood that’s been inserted into the stage.  The circle…

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The Union Gospel Tabernacle

It was one of the largest venues in the nation when it was constructed – Union Gospel Tabernacle.  But just about a decade after it…

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What Started As A Tent Revival

You’ve probably not heard of the evangelist, Samuel Jones.  However, there’s a decent chance you know at least the last name of the man determined…

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Rough Around the Edges

Tom was quite the entrepreneur.  He built a great steamboat line and became quite wealthy.  But he was also a bit rough around the edges,…

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A Boy Named Sue

You’ve probably heard of a boy named Sue thanks to Johnny Cash.  But was there really a boy named Sue?  The answer is yes, and…

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A Trial that Captivated the Nation

Imagine a packed crowd in a sweltering courtroom.  Refreshment vendor are allowed inside during recesses and chimps perform on the lawn outside.  It was a…

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John Scopes on Trial

His last name is forever linked to one of the most publicized trial in American history.  It was John Scopes that probably did not teach…

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Bringing a Trial to Town

Cities might devise many plans to help increase commerce and spur business growth.  Bringing a trial to your town would seem to be an odd…

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