The Nashville “Parthenon”

. As part of its Centennial Expo in 1897, the municipal government of Nashville commissioned a full-scale replica of the Greek Parthenon, meant to emphasize the city’s image as a center of culture and learning–the “Athens of the South”. Today, the replica Parthenon remains in Centennial Park.

“Cooter’s Place” Dukes of Hazzard Museum

Okay, admit it–you watched “The Dukes of Hazzard”. The cheesy country TV show, starring an orange 1969 Dodge Charger named “General Lee”, was a cultural icon in the early 80’s. “The Dukes” was at the top of the ratings for years until contract disputes and casting changes killed it. But in Nashville TN, part of … More “Cooter’s Place” Dukes of Hazzard Museum

The Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville TN, is the capitol of country and western music. The Grand Ole Opry House, in Nashville In 1923, the National Life and Accident Insurance Company purchased a license for a commercial radio station, which was named WSM (for the insurance company’s motto “We Shield Millions”). The station went on … More The Grand Ole Opry

The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson’s Plantation

The Hermitage is the plantation near Nashville TN that was the home of President Andrew Jackson and his wife Rachel. Originally a small cotton farm with a two-story log cabin, General Jackson bought it in 1804, and over the years built several additional log buildings, including slave cabins and a smokehouse. The farm came with … More The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson’s Plantation