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Deep in the Mountain, High in the Sky: Adventures in Northern Alabama

South By July 9, 2018 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

I headed to Northern Alabama after my time in Middle Tennessee because Lake Guntersville State Park was the location of the 3rd annual Oliver Trailer Rally. As a new owner, I wanted to attend. One of the activities some of the group did was a zip line where we were high in the sky. I previously […]


The American Civil War’s Battle of Franklin

South By June 25, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , 4 Comments

Last week I shared the history of the Battle of Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin, as well as my visit to the battlefield at Spring Hill and the Rippavilla Mansion. If you haven’t read that, click here to do so. It’ll put today’s post in context because today is about my visit to […]


The American Civil War’s Franklin-Nashville Campaign

South By June 18, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

During my time in Middle Tennessee, I visited three different historical sites that were historical because of their role in one of the fiercest battles of the American Civil War. The Battle of Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin were part of a series of battles between September 18 and December 27, 1864 called […]


Middle Tennessee

South By May 28, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , 4 Comments

For my first couple weeks in Tennessee, I referred to my location as Southcentral Tennessee. I soon learned the proper name was Middle Tennessee. The state of Tennessee is shaped like a leaning rectangle and if you section it into thirds, you get west Tennessee, east Tennessee and, you guessed it, Middle Tennessee. I spent […]