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Published: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:38:09 -0700

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2017 TN State Fair: Nashville Predators Balloon art2017 TN State Fair: Nashville Predators Balloon art

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:38:09 -0700

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One of the highlights of the 2017 Tennessee State Fair is Sam the Balloon Man. His featured balloon art was this 8 foot tall Nashville Predator. He is even able to get inside this and bounce around.

Sam Cremeens recently made headlines with a similar balloon for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs:
www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nhl/predators/2017/06/05/...

One of the highlights of the 2017 Tennessee State Fair is Sam the Balloon Man. His featured balloon art was this 8 foot tall Nashville Predator. He is even able to get inside this and bounce around.

Sam Cremeens recently made headlines with a similar balloon for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs:
www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nhl/predators/2017/06/05/...


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2017 TN State Fair: Model Railroad Bates Motel2017 TN State Fair: Model Railroad Bates Motel

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:37:18 -0700

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At the 2017 Tennessee State Fair, the Model Railroaders from the Tennessee Central setup their railroad display. They have a similar setup every year, but this was something I'd never noticed before: a replica Bates Motel with the creepy mansion on the hill. Look closely and Norman Bates is coming down the stairs.

At the 2017 Tennessee State Fair, the Model Railroaders from the Tennessee Central setup their railroad display. They have a similar setup every year, but this was something I'd never noticed before: a replica Bates Motel with the creepy mansion on the hill. Look closely and Norman Bates is coming down the stairs.


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2017 TN State Fair: FFA Christmas Booth2017 TN State Fair: FFA Christmas Booth

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:36:12 -0700

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At the 2017 Tennessee State Fair, the Mt. Juliet Future Farmers of America presented this Christmas booth. There are a lot of interesting details here, but my favorite is the deer tree-topper.

At the 2017 Tennessee State Fair, the Mt. Juliet Future Farmers of America presented this Christmas booth. There are a lot of interesting details here, but my favorite is the deer tree-topper.


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2017 TN State Fair: Pumpkin/Watermelon weigh-off2017 TN State Fair: Pumpkin/Watermelon weigh-off

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:35:08 -0700

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The largest pumpkin at the 2017 Tennessee State Fair is 446 lbs and the largest watermelon is 289 lbs.

The largest pumpkin at the 2017 Tennessee State Fair is 446 lbs and the largest watermelon is 289 lbs.


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2017 TN State Fair: World's Largest Frozen Beverage2017 TN State Fair: World's Largest Frozen Beverage

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:38:56 -0700

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Fast food chain Krystals is no stranger to the Tennessee State Fair. Back when they ran the Krystal Square-off hamburger eating competition, they had one of their qualifier rounds at previous TN State Fairs.

This year, Krystal brought along observers from the Guinness Book of World Records. They made an official attempt the create the world's largest frozen beverage as multiple employees worked to create a gigantic Kool-aid green apple slushie, just like they sell at their restaurants.

The official attempt was made at 10AM on a Saturday morning. Since Saturday is my only day to sleep in, plus I was bringing a toddler, I didn't arrive until they were about to pack up and go home. To find out if they were successful, I had to google the story and only came up with one result, which surprisingly was a TV station in North Dakota. The good news is their 255 gallon slushie set the record!
www.kvrr.com/2017/09/11/have-a-drink-krystal-company-sets...

Fast food chain Krystals is no stranger to the Tennessee State Fair. Back when they ran the Krystal Square-off hamburger eating competition, they had one of their qualifier rounds at previous TN State Fairs.

This year, Krystal brought along observers from the Guinness Book of World Records. They made an official attempt the create the world's largest frozen beverage as multiple employees worked to create a gigantic Kool-aid green apple slushie, just like they sell at their restaurants.

The official attempt was made at 10AM on a Saturday morning. Since Saturday is my only day to sleep in, plus I was bringing a toddler, I didn't arrive until they were about to pack up and go home. To find out if they were successful, I had to google the story and only came up with one result, which surprisingly was a TV station in North Dakota. The good news is their 255 gallon slushie set the record!
www.kvrr.com/2017/09/11/have-a-drink-krystal-company-sets...


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2017 TN State Fair: Ventriloquist David Turner and Johnny Cash2017 TN State Fair: Ventriloquist David Turner and Johnny Cash

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:36:44 -0700

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Ventriloquist David Turner and Friends performed at the 2017 Tennessee State Fair
www.davidturnerandfriends.com/

Ventriloquist David Turner and Friends performed at the 2017 Tennessee State Fair
www.davidturnerandfriends.com/


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2017 TN State Fair: Ventriloquist David Turner and Tad Short2017 TN State Fair: Ventriloquist David Turner and Tad Short

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:36:24 -0700

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Ventriloquist David Turner and Friends performed at the 2017 Tennessee State Fair
www.davidturnerandfriends.com/

Ventriloquist David Turner and Friends performed at the 2017 Tennessee State Fair
www.davidturnerandfriends.com/


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Dick Wickham house - Woodstock, VADick Wickham house - Woodstock, VA

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:35:59 -0700

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This old house now serves as the Shenandoah County Library and Woodstock Museum. As one of the oldest buildings in town, it began as a log house with the exterior being a new addition. Full story here:
archives.countylib.org/tour/items/show/39

This old house now serves as the Shenandoah County Library and Woodstock Museum. As one of the oldest buildings in town, it began as a log house with the exterior being a new addition. Full story here:
archives.countylib.org/tour/items/show/39


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Tanner's Sundries General Store - Wartburg, TNTanner's Sundries General Store - Wartburg, TN

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:18:54 -0700

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In August of 2017, Tanner's Sundries General Store in Wartburg was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Here is the press release from the Tennessee.gov write-up:

Located near the courthouse square in Wartburg, the Tanner Store is a multi-use building that began as the Citizens Bank and Trust in 1906. In 1923, the building was enlarged to add a general store. Architecturally, the prominent features of the building on the exterior include the large windows, corner entry, ornamental brackets, and expanse of porches. The interior contains historic wood cabinets and seating. The general store has served as an important commercial and social resource in the community since its opening, while the former bank section has had several uses. John and Maud Tanner ran the general store, which included a pharmacy and restaurant until the first half of the 20th century, when other family members took over. Today, the Tanner Store is the longest run family-owned general store in continuous operation in the county.

In August of 2017, Tanner's Sundries General Store in Wartburg was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Here is the press release from the Tennessee.gov write-up:

Located near the courthouse square in Wartburg, the Tanner Store is a multi-use building that began as the Citizens Bank and Trust in 1906. In 1923, the building was enlarged to add a general store. Architecturally, the prominent features of the building on the exterior include the large windows, corner entry, ornamental brackets, and expanse of porches. The interior contains historic wood cabinets and seating. The general store has served as an important commercial and social resource in the community since its opening, while the former bank section has had several uses. John and Maud Tanner ran the general store, which included a pharmacy and restaurant until the first half of the 20th century, when other family members took over. Today, the Tanner Store is the longest run family-owned general store in continuous operation in the county.


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Conococheague Aqueduct - C&O CanalConococheague Aqueduct - C&O Canal

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:51:30 -0700

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The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, MD. The canal's principal cargo was coal from the Allegheny Mountains. Construction on the 184.5-mile canal began in 1828 and ended in 1850 with the completion of a 50-mile stretch to Cumberland. Rising and falling over an elevation change of 605 feet, it required the construction of 74 canal locks, 11 aqueducts to cross major streams, more than 240 culverts to cross smaller streams, and the 3,118 ft Paw Paw Tunnel. The canal way is now maintained as the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, with a trail that follows the old towpath.

Aqueduct #5 crosses Conococheague Creek in Williamsport, MD. Work started in 1833, and was completed in November 1835 at a cost of $43,283.78. This aqueduct, made of local limestone, was damaged during the Civil War by Mosby's Raiders. The stonework wall "went out" three times: 1865, 1887, and finally in 1920.

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, MD. The canal's principal cargo was coal from the Allegheny Mountains. Construction on the 184.5-mile canal began in 1828 and ended in 1850 with the completion of a 50-mile stretch to Cumberland. Rising and falling over an elevation change of 605 feet, it required the construction of 74 canal locks, 11 aqueducts to cross major streams, more than 240 culverts to cross smaller streams, and the 3,118 ft Paw Paw Tunnel. The canal way is now maintained as the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, with a trail that follows the old towpath.

Aqueduct #5 crosses Conococheague Creek in Williamsport, MD. Work started in 1833, and was completed in November 1835 at a cost of $43,283.78. This aqueduct, made of local limestone, was damaged during the Civil War by Mosby's Raiders. The stonework wall "went out" three times: 1865, 1887, and finally in 1920.


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New Life Baptist ChurchNew Life Baptist Church

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:50:18 -0700

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This building is located on Cobb Hollow road outside of Tullahoma.

This building is located on Cobb Hollow road outside of Tullahoma.


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Haywood County Courthouse - Brownsville, TNHaywood County Courthouse - Brownsville, TN

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:48:48 -0700

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TN Post Card 40 - Haywood County Courthouse - Brownsville, TN

This post card is part of my Tennessee Courthouses Collection. Each Courthouse is available as an individual post card, or you can buy a poster of all Middle Tennessee Courthouses.

Order this Post Card now!

Text on the back:
The Haywood County Courthouse in the town square of Brownsville, TN is one of the oldest in the state. It dates back to 1844 but was extensively remodeled in 1928.

TN Post Card 40 - Haywood County Courthouse - Brownsville, TN

This post card is part of my Tennessee Courthouses Collection. Each Courthouse is available as an individual post card, or you can buy a poster of all Middle Tennessee Courthouses.

Order this Post Card now!

Text on the back:
The Haywood County Courthouse in the town square of Brownsville, TN is one of the oldest in the state. It dates back to 1844 but was extensively remodeled in 1928.


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Bicentennial Bell Tower - Columbia, TNBicentennial Bell Tower - Columbia, TN

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:05:49 -0700

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To celebrate Maury County's Bicentennial, local leaders had this 48'-10" bell tower built. It is located behind the Maury County Visitors Center on w. 7th St. (US412) across the street from the Polk house. The bell was salvaged from the Civil War era Andrews School building.

To celebrate Maury County's Bicentennial, local leaders had this 48'-10" bell tower built. It is located behind the Maury County Visitors Center on w. 7th St. (US412) across the street from the Polk house. The bell was salvaged from the Civil War era Andrews School building.


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Indiana Cotton Mill - Cannelton, INIndiana Cotton Mill - Cannelton, IN

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:04:51 -0700

SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent) posted a photo: From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannelton_Cotton_Mill Cannelton Cotton Mill, also known as Indiana Cotton Mill, is a National Historic Landmark of the United States located in Cannelton, IN. Construction of the Cannelton Cotton Mill began in 1849 and was completed in 1851. Designed by Rhode Island architect Thomas Alexander Tefft and built of sandstone, the mill was once the largest industrial building in the United States west of the Allegheny Mountains. It initially employed about 400 workers, mostly women and girls, and annually produced more than 200,000 pounds of cotton batting and four million yards of cotton sheeting.Of 309 workers employed there in 1890, only 78 were men. As late as 1900, the mill employed 35 girls and 19 boys under the age of 18. The driving force behind the mill's construction was Hamilton Smith (1804–1875), a prominent attorney from Louisville, KY. Smith's vision was to create a western milling center to rival Lowell, Massachusetts, but using steam-powered machinery fired by locally produced coal instead of the hydropower that ran the Lowell mills. The task proved too difficult for Smith and his associates, one of whom was Salmon P. Chase, later United States Secretary of the Treasury and Chief Justice of the United States, who became Smith's friend when both were students at Dartmouth College. Another was Indiana federal judge Elisha Mills Huntington. In 1851, control of the mill passed to brothers Dwight Newcomb (1820–1892) and Horatio Dalton Newcomb (1809–1874) who operated it successfully. The mill closed in 1954. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1991. The adaptive restoration of the mill to a 70-unit, low-income apartment complex was completed in 2003. Located facing the Ohio River, the mill is 280 feet long and 60 feet wide. Its most striking features are 100-foot twin towers, one housed a fire escape and the other was used for water storage and fire protection. The mill's style is Romanesque, but it was not built as Tefft originally designed it. Tefft's drawings called for each story to have different window heads and for dormer windows in the roof. His plan also called for a stepped foundation. As built, the dormers were eliminated completely and the remaining windows, except for those in the towers, were all capped with square lintels. A half-basement with square windows replaced the stepped foundation. The overall effect is much more severe than Tefft had intended. More info: www.lhdc.org/programs/housing-program/cannelton-apartment...From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannelton_Cotton_Mill Cannelton Cotton Mill, also known as Indiana Cotton Mill, is a National Historic Landmark of the United States located in Cannelton, IN. Construction of the Cannelton Cotton Mill began in 1849 and was completed in 1851. Designed by Rhode Island architect Thomas Alexander Tefft and built of sandstone, the mill was once the largest industrial building in the United States west of the Allegheny Mountains. It initially employed about 400 workers, mostly women and girls, and annually produced more than 200,000 pounds of cotton batting and four million yards of cotton sheeting.Of 309 workers employed there in 1890, only 78 were men. As late as 1900, the mill employed 35 girls and 19 boys under the age of 18. The driving force behind the mill's construction was Hamilton Smith (1804–1875), a prominent attorney from Louisville, KY. Smith's vision was to create a western milling center to rival Lowell, Massachusetts, but using steam-powered machinery fired by locally produced coal inste[...]


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Angela's Ark - Mud Island - MemphisAngela's Ark - Mud Island - Memphis

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:03:59 -0700

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This 25-foot long flatboat is a replica of one used by Abraham Lincoln as a young man. It was created by John Cooper of Cooper Flatboats in 2004. It was built for the Ursuline Sisters convent of Owensboro, KY to celebrate their 130th Anniversary. The boat was named Angela's Ark in honor of St. Angela Merici, the founder of the convent's teaching order.

In 2010, the convent sold the flatboat to a team of historic re-enactors who traveled down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Memphis. The convent only wanted the boat to be sold to people who would preserve the boat in a museum. Today, it is on display at the Mud Island River Park.

This 25-foot long flatboat is a replica of one used by Abraham Lincoln as a young man. It was created by John Cooper of Cooper Flatboats in 2004. It was built for the Ursuline Sisters convent of Owensboro, KY to celebrate their 130th Anniversary. The boat was named Angela's Ark in honor of St. Angela Merici, the founder of the convent's teaching order.

In 2010, the convent sold the flatboat to a team of historic re-enactors who traveled down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Memphis. The convent only wanted the boat to be sold to people who would preserve the boat in a museum. Today, it is on display at the Mud Island River Park.


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Grave of Old Isham, Confederate War HorseGrave of Old Isham, Confederate War Horse

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:03:38 -0700

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Disclaimer: I recognize that Confederate things are controversial and I do not take a stand on the issue. My goal is to photographically document historic or significant sites in the area.

This is the grave of Old Isham, the horse of Confederate General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham. The horse was named after Isham Harris, the Confederate Governor of Tennessee. After the war, Cheatham brought the horse home to his farm in Beech Grove, TN. When Old Isham died, he was buried with full military honors.

This grave had been forgotten for over a century when the Sons of Confederate Veterans located the grave in 2002. They added the new tombstone which reads, "Old Isham, CSA Honored Mount of Gen Cheatham." The site also includes a small fence, two horse shoes and a flag of the First Corps, Army of Tennessee. It is easily accessible today off of French Brantley Road off of US41 in Beech Grove.

Disclaimer: I recognize that Confederate things are controversial and I do not take a stand on the issue. My goal is to photographically document historic or significant sites in the area.

This is the grave of Old Isham, the horse of Confederate General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham. The horse was named after Isham Harris, the Confederate Governor of Tennessee. After the war, Cheatham brought the horse home to his farm in Beech Grove, TN. When Old Isham died, he was buried with full military honors.

This grave had been forgotten for over a century when the Sons of Confederate Veterans located the grave in 2002. They added the new tombstone which reads, "Old Isham, CSA Honored Mount of Gen Cheatham." The site also includes a small fence, two horse shoes and a flag of the First Corps, Army of Tennessee. It is easily accessible today off of French Brantley Road off of US41 in Beech Grove.


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L&S Diner - Harrisonburg, VAL&S Diner - Harrisonburg, VA

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:02:35 -0700

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Along US11 a couple of blocks north of town.

Along US11 a couple of blocks north of town.


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Big Apple Time Capsule - Martinsburg, WVBig Apple Time Capsule - Martinsburg, WV

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:38:33 -0700

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This time capsule was placed by the Martinsburg Jaycees along King St. in 1990 and to be opened in 2040. Just so you will feel old, we are closer to 2040 than 1990 now.

From the marker:
This community pride project is an attempt to preserve the Apple Capital City and surrounding areas of our Southern and Shenandoah Valley heritage. May God bless our endeavors.

This time capsule was placed by the Martinsburg Jaycees along King St. in 1990 and to be opened in 2040. Just so you will feel old, we are closer to 2040 than 1990 now.

From the marker:
This community pride project is an attempt to preserve the Apple Capital City and surrounding areas of our Southern and Shenandoah Valley heritage. May God bless our endeavors.


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NC&StL #36 - Chattanooga, TNNC&StL #36 - Chattanooga, TN

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:37:12 -0700

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The Baldwin VO-1000 was a diesel-electric switcher built between 1939 and 1946. #36 is painted as NC&StL and is located at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at their East Chattanooga Soule Shop. This locomotive never served "the Dixie Line" and was originally built for the U.S. Navy in August, 1943.

A great time to see this is at the TVRM railfest which happens this upcomming weekend.

The Baldwin VO-1000 was a diesel-electric switcher built between 1939 and 1946. #36 is painted as NC&StL and is located at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at their East Chattanooga Soule Shop. This locomotive never served "the Dixie Line" and was originally built for the U.S. Navy in August, 1943.

A great time to see this is at the TVRM railfest which happens this upcomming weekend.


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