The Rowena,
The Old Lady of the River

The history of the riverboat Rowena and her travels along the Cumberland River. Click Here

The Rowena

Restoring an American Work of Art -
A McCormick-Deering Sickle Bar Mower

The history of the enclosed gear horse-drawn mower, color scheme, and the restoration of an old machine. Click Here

Building an Old Time Punched Tin Pie Safe

Taking a pile of lumber and turning it into a true American piece of furniture. The pie safe is making a comeback, as a beautiful pantry and storage area. Here's one built the old world way, and made to look like its one hundred year old ancestors.

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Visiting Knoxville's historic Mabry-Hazen House
By Hayden Evans

Including in ones itinerary a visit to the historic and majestic ante-bellum Mabry-Hazen House in Knoxville should be interesting for fans attending athletic events at the University of Tennessee or vacationers to Dollywood, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains ... Read More

TurkeyWhen a Turkey Shoot Isn't
By Valerie Laprad

"Well, I didn't know," I proclaimed in my own defense to a roomful of incredulous onlookers, staring at me in awe. All activity in the office came to an instant and silent stop, until they exploded in laughter. The next time I have an epiphany in public, I plan to keep it to myself. Really, how serious a social faux paus was it to think that they actually shoot turkeys at a turkey shoot? ... Read More

Touring Oak Ridge -- the secret city of World War II
By Hayden Evans

Imagine a city of 75,000 behind a security fence in East Tennessee so cloaked in secrecy that its workers and other inhabitants did not know what was being produced in three manufacturing facilities of unprecedented scope of the U. S. Government. The creation of the secret city of Oak Ridge began in 1942 as a major site of the “Manhattan Project,” which was the code name for the massive wartime effort that produced the world’s first atomic weapons ... Read More

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