When the Earth shook, the Mississippi River flowed backward, the northern lights turned blood red, and a comet created a second moon.
When General Jackson fought an enemy spy, who commanded the U.S. Army.
When Shawnee warrior Tecumseh stirred Indians to make a last stand.
When government bureaucrats forced Jackson to choose between disobeying the president and abandoning his Tennessee Volunteers to die.
And when Andrew Jackson committed mutiny.
Discover the turbulent months and expedition down the Mississippi River and Natchez Trace that transformed Tennessee into the “Volunteer State” and Andrew Jackson into “Old Hickory.” Come here local author Tony Turnbow talk today, September 26 at 4 p.m., about his new book Hardened to Hickory, available September 27 on Amazon!
Tony Turnbow has practiced law in Franklin for 34 years and is a 1981 graduate of Vanderbilt University. He is currently president of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lewis and Clark Trust, and is a partner at King, Turnbow, Smith & Vanzin.
Registration is requested via the library website.
A Vanderbilt Lecture at the Library Program