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Tennessee Traveler: Gypsy Wagon

Updated: 01/27/2014 - Gypsy wagons may be all over are all over Eastern Europe, but they're rare in this area. That's why the one Alan Williams found in the backyard of a man's home in this week's Tennessee Traveler is so special.

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Crossville Model Train Club

Updated: 02/11/2014 - We all have our hobbies, but in this week's Tennessee Traveler, some folks in Crossville say nothing equals the sounds of the choo-choo.

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Everly Brothers remembered

Updated: 01/13/2014 - When it comes to great singing duos, there's Simon and Garfunkel, the Righteous Brothers and Sonny and Cher. Arguably, the best one of all has close Knoxville ties. Alan Williams takes us back in time when the Everly Brothers began their career in this week's Tennessee Traveler. ARGUABLY, THE BEST ONE OF ALL HAS CLOSE KNOXVILLE TIES. ALAN WILLIAMS HAS MORE ON THIS WEEK'S TENNESSEE TRAVELER.

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Exhibit on Knoxville's early TV days

Updated: 01/10/2014 - From Cas Walker to Bonnie Lou and Buster, viewers were glued to their TV sets decades ago. Those glory days of early television are relived in an exhibit at the East Tennessee Historical Society. Alan Williams takes a look in this week's Tennessee Traveler.

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First Lady gives tour of Tennessee Governor's mansion

Updated: 12/16/2013 - This time of year many of us open our homes to friends and family to socialize and enjoy the holiday season. The same goes for the Tennessee Governor's mansion courtesy of First Lady Crissy Haslam.Tennessee Traveler, Alan Williams takes us there.

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New Addition to Airplane Filling Station

Updated: 11/26/2013 - East Tennesseans are proud of their history. If you drive along Clinton highway near Powell you'll see some of it. Tennessee Traveler Alan Williams takes us there to a new addition to the plane.

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Tennessee Traveler underground Knoxville

Posted: 11/11/2013 - We know North Gay Street in Knoxville has really changed with new shops and restaurants but do you know what that part of downtown looked like in the 1800's? Tennessee Traveler, Alan Williams shows us in this unique look at old Knoxville. YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

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The Gunslinger tour

Updated: 11/04/2013 - If you look into the early history of Knoxville, names like James White, John Sevier and Henry Knox come to mind. But there's a few more left out that are more on the infamous side. Tennessee Traveler Alan Williams takes us to downtown Knoxville on the Gunslinger Tour. THAT'S WHERE OUR TENNESSEE TRAVELER ALAN WILLIAMS COMES IN.

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Gyrene Burger

Updated: 06/25/2014 - If you were in the military you called them "C" rations or "K" rations. Now a former MARINE has taken the old and turned it into a new burger franchise. Our Tennessee Traveler Alan Williams takes us there.

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Vol Market #3

Updated: 10/07/2013 - There's nothing like a chili dog and a Coke now and then to tickle the taste buds. One place has served them up for over 50 years. Tennessee Traveler Alan Williams takes us to the Vol Market #3.

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The Antique Piano Shop

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A beautiful piano is like a family member it has a story to tell and there's one company in Blount County that keeps those memories alive by restoring them and preserving them for their next generation.

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Farragut Folk Life Museum

Updated: 08/26/2013 - If you live in Farragut, have you ever wondered how the town got its name? And did you know it was the site of a big Civil War battle? The Tennessee Traveler, Alan Williams explains it all.

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Becky's Grocery and Grill

Updated: 07/29/2013 - When it comes to finding a place to eat, it's always nice to find something new. Becky's Grocery and Grill is the place, but you better plug in your GPS to find it.

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Aladdin's Time out Deli

Updated: 07/15/2013 - Despite closing, Ali Baba's Time Out Deli lives on but through another place familar with Knoxville customers. Alan Williams tells us more in the Tennessee Traveler.

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The Tomb

Updated: 07/01/2013 - Looking for an archaeological adventure in ancient Egypt? Tennessee Traveler, Alan Williams takes us to a real Indiana Jones experience right in the heart of Pigeon Forge.

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Looking for a "Reel Barrel?"

Updated: 06/25/2013 - We're all looking for new ways to spruce up our yards and gardens. The Tennessee Traveler, Alan Williams found one in Kodak,Tennessee. A couple who took an idea and turned it into a business.

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Grill 73

Updated: 06/17/2013 - WE'RE ALL SEARCHING FOR THAT UNIQUE PLACE TO EAT THATS OFF THE BEATEN PATH. ALAN WILLIAMS FOUND A PLACE ON THIS WEEK'S TRAVELER THAT NOT ONLY SERVES UP INCREDIBLE FOOD, BUT HAS A STORY ALL IT'S OWN.

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Hiking with the llamas

Updated: 06/14/2013 - It's hiking season just about anytime of the year in East Tennessee, but Alan Williams found the most unique way to hoof it up the mountains.

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Purdy's Petting Zoo

Updated: 04/30/2013 - Zoo animals are a kids dream. But there's one place that has that and more and it's awful "Purdy". Alan Williams takes us there on this weeks Tennessee Traveler. FOUND A PLACE THAT'S "AWFUL PURDY".

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Dollywood at Christmastime

Updated: 12/11/2012 - If you haven't been to Dollywood during the holidays you're in for a treat. It's this week's holiday treat courtesy of the Tennessee Traveler.

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Jack Hanna recollects life in Knoxville

Updated: 11/12/2012 - We see him with his menagerie on Letterman and his own show. Jack Hanna, Knoxville native and international star. Recently Local 8 News Anchor Alan Williams traveled to Columbus, Ohio to look back at his life in East Tennessee. As Jack showed us, its a part of his life you haven't seen before.

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The Little Ponderosa Zoo

Updated: 10/08/2007 - Hundreds of animals from all around the world, and your chance to see them, feel them, even feed them.

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Memory Of The King Lives On

Updated: 08/13/2007 - For Elvis fans, this Thursday, August 16th is a memorable day. It is the 30th anniversary of Elvis's death. But his memory lives on through one singing group, who were also close friends.

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Signing Student

Updated: 05/28/2007 - A West High School graduate turned heads recently when she gave the commencement speech of a lifetime. The reason it was so special, is the fact she's deaf. In this week's Tennessee Traveler, Alan Williams brings you the story of this remarkable girl.

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