Shotguns, pistols, and even a cane sword were all used to settle disputes between Nashville newspaper editors and the targets of their editorials. Hear the stories of the fights and how they all may be connected to a larger, 19th-century social context.
The story of the disastrous collapse of the Nashville city reservoir in November 1912, including why and how the reservoir came to be built, what happened to nearby residents when it collapsed, and what the future holds for reservoir.
The Edgehill community has a number of national firsts among African Americans, including the fields of art, architecture, and country music. From land grants and the Civil War to Urban Renewal, hear two residents discuss the neighborhood’s fascinating history.
Ron Taylor of Clean Water Nashville discusses the history of the city’s waterworks and sewer systems, including the collapse of the Eighth Avenue Reservoir, cholera epidemics, “night soil scavengers,” and more.
Krista Castillo, museum coordinator at Fort Negley Park, discusses the history of the Civil War fort, including the important role played by African Americans.