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A starter’s guide to Clarksville, Tenn.

Customs House(Photo by Todd DeFeo) CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – “The Gateway to the New South” is overlooked when it comes to a Tennessee visit. From Atlanta, Clarksville, Tenn., is an easy weekend destination – a roughly 4.5 hour drive. Take Interstate 75 north to Interstate 24 west. Continue to Exit 11. Dunbar Cave By the 1930s and 1940s, Dunbar Cave was a popular destination – not so much because of its natural splendor, but because of

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Clarksville’s Poston Building reminds of city’s former cash crop

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Cumberland River has always played an important role in the history of Clarksville. The river helped transport tobacco grown in the Clarksville area to a number of destinations, including Pittsburgh and New Orleans. In fact, the city was once among the largest markets for a type of dark-fired tobacco. Perhaps it’s no surprise that one of the city’s newspapers was even named The Tobacco Leaf. While tobacco is no longer the

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Tennessee’s Dunbar Cave

By Todd DeFeo CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – By the 1930s and 1940s, Dunbar Cave was a popular destination. Not so much because of its natural splendor, but because of the musical acts that performed at the cave entrance. Roy Acuff, who eventually purchased the cave, was among the acts to bring his show to the area. The 8-mile-long Dunbar Cave was formed millions of years ago and has always attracted people. During digs at the site,