Map showing the proposed route of the Memphis-Nashville-Bristol Highway to be constructed 1911-1913. The map shows all the counties of Tennessee with their county seats, as well as the major railroads through Tennessee. There are advertisements...
Logs; Lumber industry; Lumber; Ox teams; Cattle; Carts & wagons; Cutover lands; Clearing of land; Bodies of water
A team of oxen yoked together stand beside wagons loaded with hand hewn crossties. The crossties were hewn by seasonal workers using a broadaxe and delivered to river landing tieyards for shipping by steamboat.
This nine-page letter written from Arthur H. Harris in Monroe, Louisiana, to his brother George Carroll Harris in Nashville is a conscious political treatise. The author is advocating and justifiying the secession of Louisiana at the upcoming...
Excerpts from the diary of William Luther Bigelow Lawrence. He details joining the Nashville Guards, the scarcity of provisions, and the surrender of Nashville. He proclaims the trampling of private rights by Federal soldiers, the fleeing of his...
Sergeant Alvin C. York, as a miller, driving his truck into Jamestown, Tennessee, with a load of "York Special" home-ground corn meal. Four men are riding in the back of the truck with the bags of corn meal.
Parks; Mills; Water mills; Flour & meal industry; Millraces
The photograph is taken from a position overlooking the Alvin C. York grist mill, located in the Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park. The two-story millhouse can be seen behind the milldam that straddles the Wolf River.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); New Deal, 1933-1939; Chickens -- Hatcheries; Poultry Industry
Dozens of chicken pens outside the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at the Buffalo Springs Game Farm near Rutledge, Tennessee. An individual can be seen checking one of the pens. Several of the camp's cottages can be seen in the background.
Sheet music covers; Music publishing industry; Music title pages
Sheet music cover and lyrics of the "comic song" called "The Carpetbagger." Cover shows a drawing of a carpetbagger with the spoils of Reconstruction in a large carpetbag. The song is dedicated to General Ben Butler.