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What Kind of Mall is This?

"What kind of MALL is this?" History Bill checks out Nashville's Bicentennial Mall and can't find a Claire's, but he does find an outdoor museum of Tennessee history. And he always did want to walk across the state in just a fe…

Yakking with Alvin York

"Yakking with Alvin York" It's about time we met the most decorated war hero in Tennessee history! We learn all sorts of stuff from Alvin York, including how he learned to fire a weapon, why he didn't want to go fight in World War …

Hard Tack and Salt Pork

"Hard Tack and Salt Pork" -- On the eve of a battle at Parker's Crossroads in 1862, History Bill meets a private from the Union Army and a private from the Confederate Army. Click here to see it using Quicktime; here on youtube. …

Digging up Old Garbage

"Digging up old garbage"  On a visit to an archaeological dig in Sumner County, History Bill finds out that the things people threw away in the Mississippian Era mean a lot today. Click here to see this using Quicktime and here on yo…

Three Sisters and the Little Brother of War

"Three Sisters and the Little Brother of War" A Cherokee couple explain a few things about their culture, including stickball, the blowgun, the dish known as Three Sisters, and a sport so dangerous it became known as the Little Brother of …