River and Rail

Duration
2 HOURS
Destination
Nashville History

RAILROADS Nashville Rail

Nashville as a manufacturing hub
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Nashville as the Flour Mill Capitol Of The South.

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Destination
Nashville History Discover Nashville History
Departure Location
217B 6th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37219
Price includes
  • A guided tour of important places
  • Professionally guided tour
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  • Personal expenses

Learn how the 19th century domination of the river help grow the city and turn it into a manufacturing hub. Hear the story of riverboat gambler turned supporter of religion and how he built a 5,000 seat tabernacle for all dominations. At the turn of the 20th century more railroads came to town, Union Station was completed, and trains became the number one way to ship goods and for people to travel before automobiles and planes became popular. How the Cumberland River with its boats and barges and the rival railroads changed Nashville history. Learn how Nashville became the Flour Mill capitol of the south because of this rivalry. Learn about Captain Tom Ryman and Dutchman’s Curve the worse train crash in United States history.

 

 

 

  • Tour 17 - River and Rail
Tour 17 - River and Rail

Flour Mill Capitol Of The South

Learn how the 19th century domination of the river help grow the city and turn it into a manufacturing hub. Hear the story of riverboat gambler turned supporter of religion and how he built a 5,000 seat tabernacle for all dominations. At the turn of the 20th century more railroads came to town, Union Station was completed, and trains became the number one way to ship goods and for people to travel before automobiles and planes became popular. How the Cumberland River with its boats and barges and the rival railroads changed Nashville history. Learn how Nashville became the Flour Mill capitol of the south because of this rivalry. Learn about Captain Tom Ryman and Dutchman’s Curve the worse train crash in United States history.

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River and Rail

Duration
2 HOURS
Destination
Nashville History

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