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2022-05-14 01:00:06

Take a look at this brief video produced by the Heartland Series and aired on WBIR TV in Knoxville, Tennessee (used by permission).

Take a look at this brief video produced by the Heartland Series and aired on WBIR TV in Knoxville, Tennessee (used by permission).

His books and DVDs will continue to be sold on this website as in the past. Below is the original biography he wrote for the website.

when the railroads were crisscrossing the nation, The Illinois Central Company (ICC) ran a rail line across the western end of Tennessee from Memphis on the South to Union City on the North. As was typical in those days, they placed a depot every five or ten miles. These became the main transportation hubs for the areas and towns grew up around each of them. The small town of Atoka, Tennessee was such a town.

I was born in this little town of about 500-people (three grocery stores and a post office/dry goods store) in a farming community about 29 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee. Highways were virtually unknown and rail was also the predominant mode for distant travels and the movement of goods. Most main roads were gravel, but many were dirt with ample mud holes. It was not unusual to see a farmer using his mules to pull an automobile from a mud hole.

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