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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 …

A Big Hat to Fill

"A Big Hat to Fill" -- You'll never guess who History Bill ran into at the Abraham Lincoln Museum! Click here to see it on youtube. …

Dried Apples and Rat Bites

"Dried Apples and Rat Bites" Visiting Sumner County's Rock Castle mansion in 1800, History Bill encounters General Daniel Smith along with his friends -- a Frenchman from "Illin-wah"; the dapper publisher of Tennessee's n…