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 The People of Monterey: Remembering Charlotte Mccowan

 The People of Monterey: Remembering Charlotte Mccowan

All lives are valuable and worth remembering, but, occasionally, a special person comes along who needs an extra dose of celebrating. In today’s blog, we honor the incredible life of one of Monterey’s finest, Charlotte McCowan. I’m going to miss Charlotte Mccowan. ...

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Events in the Upper Cumberland: Monterey Christmas Parade

Events in the Upper Cumberland: Monterey Christmas Parade

Looking for some local Christmas fun this year? Read on to learn more about theexciting festive parade happening in downtown Monterey!Mark your calendars for the Monterey Christmas Parade this coming Saturday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m.! The night is PACKED with...

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Remembering Mayor Nathan Walker

Remembering Mayor Nathan Walker

In today’s blog, I’ll celebrate the amazing man that was Nathan Walker, and do my best to convey what he meant to all of us.Obituaries are weird. A notorious criminal sounds like a saint when their eulogy is delivered. We fluff up, exaggerate, look over, and lie to...

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Haunted Local Folklore: Crazy George’s Bridge

Haunted Local Folklore: Crazy George’s Bridge

Halloween is upon us, and there’s no better time to visit a spooky (and real) local tale! Disclaimer: this story is not for the faint of heart or young children.A mysterious death. A railroad ghost. Murder? These are often the whispered sentiments heard when locals...

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Reasons to Visit Monterey, TN: Autumn on the Plateau

Reasons to Visit Monterey, TN: Autumn on the Plateau

Among the many alluring features which draw visitors to the Upper Cumberland, the splendor of fall reigns supreme. The changing leaves, cooling temperatures, and area events make autumn the perfect time to visit Monterey, TN!Crisp mornings, trees that seem to be made...

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The Characters of Monterey: Chris “Mutt” Buckner

The Characters of Monterey: Chris “Mutt” Buckner

Thinking of visiting Monterey, TN? A MASSIVE part of the culture here lives through its wildest characters. One of the most well-known of these is “Mutt” Buckner, and today, we’re going to introduce him! Let’s get started!An affinity for dogs in childhood? An...

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Santa Comes to Monterey on December 3

Santa Comes to Monterey on December 3

Santa Claus will be coming to the mountain in a big way! The 66th Annual Monterey Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Monterey Civitan Club, Monterey Depot Historical Society and the Town of Monterey will be Saturday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m. The parade will form on E....

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Standing Stone Day

Standing Stone Day

Fall weather, a parade, local history, live music, what more could you ask for? Read on to find out why you DON’T want to miss Standing Stone Day in Monterey, TN October 8th!For 43 years Monterey has hosted Standing Stone Day, a celebration of the community and the...

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The people of Monterey: Dale Welch

The people of Monterey: Dale Welch

Thinking of visiting Monterey, TN? While here, you’ll want to stop by theDepot Museum and visit Dale Welch. Read on to find out why!The son and grandson of miners, Dale Welch saw the toll the pursuit of coal could take and chose a different story. This passion for...

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Touring the Upper Cumberland: Muddy Pond

Touring the Upper Cumberland: Muddy Pond

Are you looking for a rustic getaway filled with fresh flowers, a teaming general store, local honey, and jaw-dropping leather shops? Look no further than Muddy Pond! Located less than 15 minutes from Monterey, TN, Muddy Pond is a must-see when visiting the Upper...

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Monterey, TN

Monterey, TN

Today’s blog is going to be a departure from our normal routine. In this installment, I’m going to share briefly what Monterey, TN means to me!I won’t be sharing a “tourism” blog today. Instead, I’ll be handing over echoes of a life spent in Monterey, TN. From dusty...

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Life in Monterey: Service stations, much more than gasoline

Life in Monterey: Service stations, much more than gasoline

Nothing says small-town America like local service stations (and the stories shared over coffee there). Monterey features a couple of these unique spots, and in this month’s blog, we’ll learn a little more about each! Let’s get started! More than gasoline and tire...

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Growing up in Monterey: The Convenience Mart

Growing up in Monterey: The Convenience Mart

Life in a small town is all about community, and NOWHERE has the communal spirit thrived over the last few decades quite like the Convenience Mart. Read on to learn more about a place that filled my childhood head with wonder, laughter, and redefined what “family”...

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Growing up in Monterey: Monterey Foods

Growing up in Monterey: Monterey Foods

Nothing says Monterey like the people, culture, and service of Monterey Foods! In today’s blog, I share my personal experience working at this incredible grocery store as a teenager! Let’s get started! Skinny, nervous, clueless. Apt descriptors of me on my first day...

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Overlooks in Putnam County: Bee Rock

Overlooks in Putnam County: Bee Rock

Are you a resident of the Upper Cumberland looking for stunning views close to home? Bee Rock is for you! Read further to learn more about this jaw-dropping natural wonder right around the corner!Gifted to the City of Monterey by Nashville attorney Bobby Walker in...

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Upper Cumberland Car Shows to Visit: Monterey Cruise-Ins

Upper Cumberland Car Shows to Visit: Monterey Cruise-Ins

Are you a gear head looking for the BEST classic car shows in the Upper Cumberland this summer? We can help! Read on to learn more about our favorite automotive extravaganza, the Monterey Cruise-In!In our opinion, nothing beats a classic car show. The weather is nice,...

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Whitaker Park, fun for the entire family!

Whitaker Park, fun for the entire family!

Are you looking for a day out filled with fun, fresh air, and exercise? What if I told you I can help, and the location is only a few minutes from I-40 in Putnam County? Read further to learn more about the hidden gem called Whitaker Park!

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