Join us this week for Tennessee Crossroads as we visit a foundry that has been serving Middle Tennessee since before the Civil War, explore the story behind Dunlap's Historic Coke Ovens Park, spend the day at a Civil War museum in Franklin and learn how to make a fiddle in Smithville.
Ken Wilshire finds a family in Clarksville who has been working molten metal since before the Civil War and have no plans to stop any time soon.
Contact: Charles Foust
Location: 1140 Red River Street, Clarksville, TN 37043
|Historic Coke Ovens Park|
Rob Wilds visits the town of Dunlap to find out how the people there are preserving their past.
Contact: Carson Camp
Location: Dunlap, TN
Directions: The Historic Coke Ovens Park is located ¾ mile west of downtown Dunlap. If headed south on U.S. 127 through Dunlap, turn right on Cherry Street at the one and only downtown traffic light. Cross over railroad tracks and follow the signs to the Coke Ovens. From Chattanooga, TN take US 27 to Dunlap exit via state highway 111 west.
Info: Call for museum hours and to schedule a tour
The Coke Ovens Bluegrass Festival runs June 1 & 2, 2012
Susan Watson stops at a Civil War Museum full of period antiques and stories in Franklin.
J.T. & Sue ThompsonPhone:
1111 Columbia Ave., Franklin, TN 37064Website: www.lotzhouse.com
Tressa Bush spends the day with a former industry worker who makes fiddles for beginners.