From the Editor

As the Tennessee Historical Commission moves forward into a second century of preserving the historical riches of this great state, it is my distinct pleasure to come on board as the agency’s new newsletter editor. In an age when faster and more cost-efficient methods of disseminating news have replaced printed and mailed forms of getting the word out, even those of us who work in fields that relish antiquated forms of communication are adjusting our operations to keep up. I am pleased to announce that The Courier has gone electronic with this issue and is now available for delivery to email addresses across the globe. Printed editions of The Courier will continue to be available to visitors at the state’s historic sites and to subscribers who provide our office with updated mailing addresses. There is no charge for subscribing to The Courier, regardless of the delivery method. Please indicate your preference for receiving future issues of The Courier by emailing