Sumner County, like many of the counties of Tennessee, finds itself ever-expanding, growing from a predominantly agricultural community once marked by expansive horse farms, a colorful patchwork of sharecroppers’ fields, and extravagant antebellum homes into a county full of modern-day luxuries and
conveniences. Over the past 100 years, curvy, dusty farm roads eventually evolved into paved highways and interstates, and “mom and pop” stores gave way to supermarkets and expansive malls. Around Gallatin and Sumner County Volume II continues to explore and celebrate the Sumner County of yesteryear. In this volume, readers will enjoy strolling through old
neighborhoods, meeting local celebrities such as “Tippy” Crutcher, Fred Astair’s stand-in, holding their breath as they marvel at Crash Brown’s stunt drivers, busting up illegal moonshine stills on the outskirts of town, walking through the doors of the growing industries, and gazing at grand buildings torn down in the name of progress. Through these fascinating images and their stories, this book shares a more personal side of Gallatin and Sumner County that cannot always be found in history
books—a side that celebrates the everyday lives and activities of its citizens.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It's okay, but not as informational as I'd hoped. It's mainly pictures with info regarding the picture. I was looking more for a book with actual info on the people and places in Gallatin and Sumner County, TN. For the price though, I'm not complaining.
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