Following the tremendous success of his first book, Tales of Madison, Harbert Alexander returns to print with a fascinating history of Tennessee. Old Trails and Tales of Tennessee tells the history of the western region of the state, from the time when Tennessee’s first inhabitants hunted wooly mammoths to the author’s own recollections of a very special Christmas in 1957.
Senator Lamar Alexander has praised Old Trails and Tales of Tennessee as “A collection of stories [that] will delight history buffs and anyone who loves Tennessee.” Readers will learn about famous Tennessee residents and events, like Davy Crockett and the sinking of the Sultana, but also less-known facts, like Thomas Alva Edison’s time in western Tennessee, or the story of the ghost town, Randolph, that once rivaled Memphis to become state’s largest city. Old Trails and Tales of Tennessee includes a map and pen-and-ink illustrations by Richard Brown.
Author Harbert Alexander serves as the Madison County historian and has lived in Jackson, Tennessee most of his life. A retired CEO and president of Union Planters Bank, Mr. Alexander is also a member of the Jackson Energy Authority board. In 1991, the Jackson Exchange Club named him “Man of the Year.” Mr. Alexander’s previous book, Tales of Madison, was published in October 2002 and is in its second printing.
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OLD TRAILS AND TALES OF TENNESSEE
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