Tag: Tennessee

Soups and More Done Right

We’ll end Day 2 with a healthy meal featuring freshly made soups and sandwiches. Your tour package includes a $15 voucher to cover soup and  bread or a sandwich, plus dessert and beverage, but you can add more to your order at your own… Continue Reading “Soups and More Done Right”

Secret City History

Leslie Groves had a pretty big job already. As a colonel in the U.S. Army’s Corps of Engineers, he had overall responsibility for the construction of the Pentagon. As a highly-disciplined peacetime officer, his management skills were valued by the War Department. But they… Continue Reading “Secret City History”

Tragedy in the Mountains

What is Coal Creek? Where is Coal Creek? What happened to make the name “Coal Creek” infamous? This relatively new museum will show you the history of the region’s coal mining history, including the exploitive convict lease system that resulted in a literal war,… Continue Reading “Tragedy in the Mountains”

Great Eats – On Ole Rocky Top …

It’s part of a busy day, so we’ll try to murder more than one avian with the rocks we have when we reach Rocky Top. We tried to get the University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching Band to entertain you with their… Continue Reading “Great Eats – On Ole Rocky Top …”

A Utopia in the Cumberlands

In Victorian England, the younger sons of landed British families had no rights to inheritance and few socially acceptable options for work. Author and social reformer Thomas Hughes dreamed of a Utopian community where such sons could, through agriculture, build a community free of… Continue Reading “A Utopia in the Cumberlands”