If we had the chance to see the place we know and love a whole century ago…we would do it in an instant. So. Here’s your little time capsule, built especially for that curious mind of yours. We’re in awe at this gorgeous depiction of what once was.
15) A blurry construction shot from 1915
Tennessee has always been building, just getting better and moving forward.
14) The train wreck at the Buffalo Creek Trestle
March 18, 1915, was a hard day for Winona in Scott County. Engine #24 and its caboose fell 50 feet through the trestle, killing one and injuring four.
13) Just building up the greatest state in the union
It all had to start somewhere.
12) Another side of the road shot, courtesy of 1915
Cars have been giving us those bittersweet problems from the beginning, we suppose.
11) The 1906 bottling works in Bristol, TN
It's always been a phenomenon, folks. And with good reason!
10) Just the sweetest Tennessee covered bridge you ever did see
We wish the sweet quiet of this place existed in the twenty-first centurty.
9) The dedication of the Sam Davis statue
This photo was taken in Giles County, in the town of Pulaski.
8) Here's little Elkmont, around the time of the famed fire
You can find Elkmont in Sevier County, East Tennessee.
7) Morgan Springs Resort, around 1915
Many of the nice resorts of the time were thoroughly recorded through photographs.
6) A class from the Princeton School in Washington County
You can tell from their personal chalkboards that this photograph was taken in 1915.
5) Here's the Roxy Theatre, circa 1915.
This darling street is located in Clarksville, TN.
4) Just a little Sunday drive in Bristol - sounds good to us!
They may be experiencing a little car trouble, but who can't relate to that?
3) We'd love to introduce you to the very beginning folk of Tennessee Tech
The school was signed into charter on March 27, 1915.
2) Here's the New Market Trainwreck of 1904
The wreck occured on September 24, 1904, in Jefferson County, TN.
1) Here's a peek at the Vandy Commodores, class of 1915
Why so serious, guys?