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June 9th Day Trip to Springfield: Bargains, Antiques, Food and Fun

The Historic District Yard Sale in Springfield Tennessee

The Historic District Yard Sale in Springfield Tennessee

How would you like to find a Kate Spade purse for a dollar, a cordial carafe and six glasses for five dollars, or a couple of German steins for $20? That’s just a sample of the bargains that I have located at the Historic District Yard Sale in Springfield, Tennessee in years past.

This year’s gigantic yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 9. Almost every yard in the downtown historic district bordered by Fifth Avenue (the extension of Route 49 leading into Springfield) is covered with offerings. Come early to beat the crowds. «Read the rest of this article»

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Where the elk and the bison roam …


Daytrips and Weekenders. As the summer months and the vacation/travel season approaches, we offer you, our readers, ideas for day trips and weekend excursions to places and events that can be done in a day, or maxed out over a weekend. Time and the high cost of gas fuel our efforts to find local entertainment and activities. This column will appear each Thursday through Labor Day.

Land Between the Lakes has a lot to offer, not the least of which a free roaming bison that, topping the scales at a ton (a very solid 2,000 pounds), leave no doubt as to who has the right of way on the roads in the prairie compound.

At up to 2000 pounds, adult bison can have the right of way ...

Discounting its paved road, the Elk and Bison Prairie is a step back in time to an age when these magnificent animals roamed free across the American landscape, the midwestern prairies. Though modern living and urban expansion has come perilously close to decimating native prairie landscape, many groups across the midwest are laboring intensively to save and/or restore these landscapes. It’s enviromentally sound and historically smart. «Read the rest of this article»


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