Tennessee Valley Uncharted

Mississippi - Old South New South

Erick Baker explores Elvis Presley's birthplace and the hardware store where Elvis is said to havebought his first guitar in Tupelo before a double decker bus tour of downtown Oxford, where OldSouth meets New South. Then it's off to Borroum's Drug Store, the oldest in the state, where theykeep the allure of the "slugburger" alive and well from their soda fountain.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #410

Friday, April 20 at 9:00 am on 12.2

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Host Erick Baker is 'Bama-bound on this episode of Tennessee Valley Uncharted. First up, he goes to Space Camp - Adult Space Camp that is, at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. From "repairing" the International Space Station to a simulated walk on the moon, Erick checks off this childhood dream as a mission accomplished. From there Erick hops on a boat with a retired TVA employee for an exclusive tour along the gorgeous Wilson Dam. Next up, Erick tags along with a group of folks whose mission is conservation, protection and restoration of the stunning Paint Rock River watershed. They put him to work on a high tech electrofishing study that helps determine the overall health of the vital reservoir. The show ends on a "high note" when Erick, a singer-songwriter, heads to Muscle Shoal's famous Fame Studios to record the Tennessee Valley Uncharted theme song.