Tennessee's Backroads
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey

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(Near Shelbyville)


Stones River Car Club (Club
Cannonsburgh Village
312 South Front St
Murfreesboro, 37129

This car club represents the Stones River Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. The club’s mission is to preserve, restore, and maintain antique automobiles. Monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at the club house on the grounds of Cannonsburgh Village. Folks who have a love for cars are welcomed. Check out the website for monthly events as well as the student program that is offered.

(Nashville and Surrounding Area)


Portraits by
Darlene Shadden

Nashville, TN 37221

This portrait artist has received various local and national awards. Available for commission work, special events - if you are lucky you can watch her “in action” at select festivals and area events. A true performing artist and talented beyond belief, she paints pastels, oils, acrylics, charcoals and is available for conducting workshops for aspiring artists. Call for an appointment or email darlingdiva24@gmail.com to learn more about her services.

Clement Railroad Hotel

100 Frank Clement Place
Dickson, 37055

The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum, located within the walls of the old Hotel Halbrook in downtown Dickson, TN, was constructed in 1913, and operated as a railroad hotel from 1914 to 1954. Today, this site offers both guided and self-guided tours, highlighting the history of Dickson County, the Middle Tennessee iron industry, slavery and the American Civil War, commerce and agriculture, and the life and legacy of Tennessee Governor Frank G. Clement. The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum serves as a beacon of education to the local community and out of town guests through a wide array of tours and events/programming. This space also offers several venue rental options accommodating groups of varying size. Closed on Sunday, Monday, and major holidays. There is an admission charge to tour the building. While visiting check out the museum’s giftshop and changing exhibition space! Darlene drawing
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(Heading West Toward Memphis)


Tennessee River Freshwater
Pearl Museum, Farm and Jewelry
(Located at Birdsong Resort
& Marina)br 255 Marina Rd @ Exit 133 off I-40
Camden, (West) TN 38320

Witness a remarkable iridescent product of nature as it emerges from the indigenous Washboard mussel. Tennessee’s Official State Gem - the freshwater pearl - is rarely found naturally from these living animals, but grown at the
only freshwater pearl-culturing farm operation in the North American continent. The organic gem stone-culturing operation is nestled in the pristine embayment of Birdsong Creek - just off the scenic Tennessee River’s beautiful Kentucky Lake - in Camden, West Tennessee, 9 miles north of Interstate 40 at Exit 133/Birdsong Exit. Tour packages available. For more information, email bob@birdsong.com. Pearls