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state of Tennessee showing where Clarksville is located
May 19, 2012

The two RV Gypsies
in Historic Collinsville
near Southside, Tennessee

clipart of a History BookHistoric Collinsville, located in south Montgomery County, Tennessee near Southside, Tennessee is a recreated village/museum that offers a glimpse into mid 19th century life. It contains era specific implements of the early European and African American settlers to the area. Each year there is a Civil War battle recreation.

Historic Collinsville is a living history museum featuring authentically restored log houses and outbuildings dating from 1830 to 1870. The settlement takes visitors from the earliest first home to the expansive big house on the hill with separate kitchen, living and sleeping areas. Each home and outbuilding has been painstakingly restored to its original condition and furnished authentically.

This is the land where the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Iroquois and Shawnee Indians traveled. It is where the soldiers of the North and South met; just 45 miles to the northwest is Fort Donelson National Battlefield, the site of a major battle of the Civil War. Cotton and sheep were raised by the early settlers and then transported by land and down the Cumberland River which lies just two miles away.

sign - Historic Collinsville
The Visitor Center at Historic Collinsville
a creative rain gutter
The Smokehouse
a creative rain gutter
The Smokehouse
Lee Duquette with friends, Larry Richards and Paul Massa, checking out the Wildlife Center at Historic Collinsville.
the Wildlife Center at Historic Collinsville
inside the Wildlife Center at Historic Collinsville
Lee Duquette checked out The Blacksmith Shop at Historic Collinsville
Lee Duquette checks out The Blacksmith Shop at Historic Collinsville
The Blacksmith Shop at Historic Collinsville
workers at Historic Collinsville
A weaving loom in the loom house
Historic Collinsville
dining room
dangerous stuff
kids toys
bedrroom
spinning wheel
piano
another bedroom
Below: A very small bathtub
Delicate crochet work
A very small bathtub
Delicate crochet work
An active U.S. Military Service Man earning part-time money making professional chain saw carvings.
chain saw carvings
chain saw carvings
Larry Richards, Paul Massa and Karen Duquette
Paul Massa and Karen Duquette
Larry Richards, Paul Massa and Karen Duquette
Paul Massa and Karen Duquette
Paul Massa and Karen Duquette
Lee Duquette at Historic Collinsville throwing potatoes into the baskets
Lee Duquette at Historic Collinsville throwing potatoes into the buckets.
Lee Duquette at Historic Collinsville
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Mount Vernon, Illinois

a hail storm, and lots of art sculptures