Tennessee looking to draw visitors with moonshine
Published: June 25,2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tennessee tourism officials see gold in them there hills where moonshiners once hauled illegal whiskey in fast cars.
A new self-guided tour includes a network of roadways that span hundreds of miles across nine counties in northeast Tennessee and has been given the name “White Lightning Trail.”
Tourism officials launching the promotion today in Knoxville, Tenn., are quick — to the point of being defensive — in saying the trail name is “not about promoting moonshine” and includes historic homes, antique stores and other attractions.
The trail’s notorious name is also promoting a regional heritage that includes country music star birthplaces, arts and crafts stores, restaurants and natural attractions, some that overlook the Cumberland Gap.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
2 Responses to “Tennessee looking to draw visitors with moonshine”
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- Brandon man hauls in record 756-pound alligator
- Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices
- Woman found guilty of murder in buttocks injection case
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55
- FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi ...
- Mississippi judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to overturn Sen. Cochran's GOP primary win
- Healthcare Marketplace to look much the same in 2015