Franklin was the scene of a major battle in the Civil War - ooops, I mean the 'War of Northern Aggression.' The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864 and is referred to as the five bloodiest hours of the American Civil War. The Carnton Plantation includes the cemetery we visited. (you can read the sign if you click the picture and go to the larger version - then use your Back button to return here)
On to more of the tour! Downtown Franklin is delightful, and Roxie tells us that it is bustling most every evening. Always something going on. It's very picturesque.
|The historic Theatre has recently re-opened.|
|Our tour guides ... Roxie and Charles Marston in downtown Franklin|
They also took us to the Factory at Franklin, an old stove factory that was abandoned and converted into a trendy shopping center. It's even dog-friendly - we may have to go back with Odie! We had fun with the over-sized chair at the Factory!
The last stop was Tinkerbell playground. This was a community project back in 1993. Roxie and Charles relayed stories of exhaustion as well as exhilaration working as the 'Tool Coordinators' for the project. You could almost hear their hearts singing as we visited and saw so many kids and families enjoying this park, even on a dreary day!
|Roxie and Charles at Tinkerbell Park - which they helped build.|
Thanks Roxie and Charles! We can see why you like it here so much.
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