Pine Bluff, Tennessee
Pine Bluff today, taken from a boat.

Pine Bluff, Tennessee

John Wayne, the Hollywood legend who starred in dozens of films, is directly tied to Pine Bluff, Tennessee.  The story is quite amazing, but first, we need a quick overview…

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Model, Tennessee Historical Photos
Aerial view of Model, Tennessee looking south along Tennessee Highway 49.

Model, Tennessee Historical Photos

We were looking through some old archived files of Land Between The Lakes and came across four photos of Model, Tennessee, which was a community located along Tennessee Highway 49…

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Great Western Iron Furnace
The Great Western Iron Furnace in Land Between The Lakes

Great Western Iron Furnace

The remains of this limestone slab furnace are all that is left of The Great Western Iron Works. Great Western opened in 1855 and in a 34-week period produced 1,350 tons of iron. The production of high-quality iron required twenty bushels of charcoal, 800 pounds of ore, and 80 pounds of limestone.

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