Research Trip to Giles County for Trials Expansion

  • Posted on: 19 January 2017
  • By: digitalscholar

Dr. Susan Knowles of the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation (CHP) and Ken Middleton, Digital Projects Librarian at MTSU, have been canvassing the state for materials to add to this collection, now titled Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations (emphasis added). Recently, they have gone north to Robertson and Montgomery counties, and south through Williamson and Giles Counties. Read all about their adventures, and the rich history they uncovered, on the CHP blog, Southern Rambles.

As Knowles explains, the expanded collection "will show how Tennesseans embraced scientific progress along with newly patented machines and modern methods in agriculture and industry."


The Robertson County History Museum is housed in Springfield’s former post office; on right is part of the museum’s tobacco industry display. Image by Susan K. Knowles, first published on Southern Rambles

Source: Knowles, Susan. " Discovering Tennessee’s Rich History One Town at a Time." Southern Rambles, January 19, 2017.