Music City Ghost Nashville Formally Know As The Country Music Capital
Fort Nashboro in Nashville, Tennessee has been torn down and a replica will be built within the next 2 years
The first permanent Anglo settlement of Nashville dates to 1770 when two parties of settlers led by John Donelson and James Robertson, respectively, established a fort enclosing two acres along the banks of the Cumberland River. The present Fort Nashborough historic site was reconstructed in 1930 and then rebuilt in 1962 on a smaller scale than the initial two-acre enclosure. The fort recreates the construction techniques and unadorned look of the early settlement landscape of Davidson County. The puncheon log floors of the blockhouses, the rectangular single-pen cabins, the combination limestone and wood chimneys, and the saddle notching of the logs were common elements of early homes. It is now in a land fill. New construction will begin some time in the future. Nashville as we knew it is changing by the minute and everything is changing. Some say for the worse. It shouldn’t take an hour to drive to work or school but it does. All of this popularity and growth has many elements willing to take the credit including, sports, new businesses, medical schools, and Country Music. You notice I listed Country Music as last because one of the very building blocks for Nashville tourism is Country Music and yet the whole town has turned it’s back on Country Music as we knew it for a more edgy Rock /Pop sounding genre that they are telling us is Country Music. I wonder if the time has come to stop calling Nashville THE COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD? Maybe a better name would be The town formerly known as…. (you can fill in the blanks as you wish).
– The Music City Ghost [File#10] 2015