People and Places We Like
Randy is a third generation builder of the
famous Merrimack Canoe. Each canoe is hand
built here in Crossville – some with exotic
woods, but all are very handsome.
Kistner Knives at Facebook.com
Dee creates custom purpose built knives and
hand tooled leather sheaths to fit. Each
knife is carefully designed and crafted as
an extension of the hand for years of hard
work. We highly recommend his talent and
Wil Henry Cobble & Katie Bird
Singing Trees Studio
Custom Windsor Chair Maker & Potter
Wil and Katie’s work exemplifies true
craftsmanship. Each chair built in Wil’s
shop is hand made and top quality. Katie’s
pottery blends the natural designs and
colors of the natural world around her. They
can be found in the craft fairs in and
around Mentone – a craftsman’s’ paradise.
Other Points of
Off Grid Solar Energy Systems
If you’re interested in living off grid or
just simply want to have a back up system in
place for power outages, then give these
wonderful people a look. They have the
latest technology available and are most
accommodating with helping you determine
what’s best for your situation.
Places We Like
To Visit ~
The Homesteads Tower Museum
During the New Deal Era in the 1930’s, FDR
authorized a community of nearly 300 homes
designed by William Macey Stanton to be
built on the Cumberland Plateau. You can
visit one of these homes completely restored
and learn more about this successful
experiment at the Tower Museum.
The Apple Festival – and annual event held
the 3rd weekend in September.
Homesteads Tower Museum
Cannon County Arts Center
Located in the heart of white oak basket and
chair making country, this museum hosts
events showcasing the handwork of old time
crafts people still making beautiful and
Cumberland Mountain State Park
This 1720 acre park was built in the 30’s
featuring the longest arched bridge built of
native stone by the CCC’s in the nation.
It’s now a very popular and beautiful park
with miles of trails, a large natural lake,
and a popular restaurant overlooking the
lake. A campground and original CCC built
cabins are available for a wonderful stay in
a beautiful part of the world.
Mouse Creek Perennial Farm
Ruth Baumgardner and husband Erbin have
created a perennial lovers paradise with
over 800 varieties of plants to choose from.
One of our favorite day trips! And then back
home to dig….. nothing could be more fun.