Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Welcome to Fires in the Forest, a blog dedicated to the early history of Middle Tennessee. This will be an ongoing effort (although a sporadic one) to bring to life events and people long forgotten, from the founding of the first settlements, through the Civil War and beyond. Follow along, and you'll meet some fascinating characters.

Some are heroes, barely remembered...

...while others are not remembered at all.

Some of them were dreamers and visionaries...

...and others were the stuff of nightmares.

You'll also find out what sort of things happened right beneath the streets and buildings in which you work, shop, or play today.

So come in, pull up a stump, and take a seat by the fire. It should be an interesting journey.

More to come soon.