Invention of the cotton candy machine

Historian David Ewing shares the story of how cotton candy was invented in Nashville and how its discovery is tied to the restaurant at 21c Hotel.

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The East Nashville we all know and love might not be what it is today if it weren’t for the Great Fire of 1916. “There’s a story of how the fire started, which may or may not be true, that a young child was playing [...]
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216 coffins: Remembering the Fraterville Mine explosion
The Fraterville disaster is considered one of the worst mining accidents in our nation’s history. On May 19, 1902, 216 miners lost their lives in the explosion. News 2’s Alex Corradetti spoke with Nashville [...]
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Inside Politics: Nashville’s Role in the Civil Rights Movement
Nashville’s role in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement with two distinguished Nashville historians, David Ewing and Dr. Reavis Mitchell, History Professor from Fisk University. Join us for an in-depth conversation [...]

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