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Nashville Pikes Volume One Book

By Ridley Wills II

Nashville Pikes (Volume One): 150 Years Along Franklin Pike and Granny White Pike


Explore local history through this in-depth examination of historical sites along the Franklin and Granny White Pikes. This volume, the first installment of the Nashville Pikes book series written by Ridley Wills, tells the vibrant stories of the sites and people connected to the city’s historic turnpike system. Bringing to life such notable figures as Ambrose Bierce, Frank Andrews, Maggie Vaulx, Kate Thompson Kirkland, Rogers Caldwell, “Spot” McCarthy, David Lipscomb, Luke Lea, and Lucinda “Granny” White, and profiling 109 historic locations, including churches, city structures, Civil War sites, country clubs, golf courses, highways, orphanages, racetracks, railroads, schools, a hunt club, a park, a tavern, a zoo, as well as 77 homes, this book is sure to inspire a stronger connection to these two roadways.


Copies signed by the author!


Hardcover, 451 pages

ISBN: 9780692536551

Dimensions: 9.25"h x 6.5"w x 1.5"d


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