Photographs are a neat thing – they take us to places we’ll never have the chance to touch or taste or smell, but we can SEE. Here’s a bit of Tennessee in 1935, a time of heartache and hardship and so much life. As we kiss 2015 goodbye, let’s look over our shoulders a bit and give age-old Tennessee a nod.
12) A moment in 1935 Murfreesboro
If you've visited Murfreesboro lately, you'll know that it doesn't quite look like this anymore.
11) A woman weaving in Crossville
Hardworking southern women built a society - bore a society, and raised it - all while working and providing for their families.
10) An old saw mill out in the boonies
Alright, alright - it's in Crossville. But that's kind of the same thing, right?
9) Mrs. Roosevelt giving her all to a group of men working on the Cumberland Homestead
Whoa. So neat to see political moments like this.
8) The little sawmill that could
We have a little peephole into the world that once was.
7) Rock quarry that was used in the construction of the Cumberland Homesteads
It was hard, backbreaking work.
6) A Nashville religious meeting
We don't think this group is just out for coffee...
5) One of the old, one of the few Mississippi riverboats
The structure is stunning.
4) Would you stop and listen to these men and women on the streets of Nashville?
3) The JB Smith on the Mississippi
A bit of history, right here for you.
2) The Maynardville Courthouse
Isn't this a stunning piece of architecture?
1) Little ol' Maynardville, Tennessee
Then you have the general store. The city hub, a sweet spot for Maynard citizens.