Iconic “Bristol Sign” Turns 100 this year

If you’ve ever been to Bristol, you’ve seen the 53-foot-tall “Bristol Sign” on State Street. And this year, the city’s foremost icon and symbolic fixture turns 100 years old. When the sign was built in 1910, it was a marketing tool–built in an effort to sweeten Bristol’s image for business development. In fact, instead of… Read more »

About 400 million years ago, an ancient

About 400 million years ago, an ancient underground river began carving away the Earth’s crust below modern-day Blountville. And over the next 200 million years, thousands of species came and went, while the river continued to create huge cavernous chambers with a strange and mystical presence. Around 1300 years ago, Early Woodland Native Americans found… Read more »