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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Post Card Tuesday: Steamboats in Downtown Nashville

Scene on the Cumberland, Nashville

This is what the area of Downtown Nashville which is now Riverfront Park looked like 100 years ago. This post card was postmarked in 1910. It goes back to a time when goods were shipped by boat and train to get them to arrive the fastest. Also, a couple of bridges are seen crossing the Cumberland River off in the distance.

At the time, Nashville was a relatively important river traffic town, despite being so far inland. the Nashville Bridge Company, which transitioned to making barges was across the river, where LP Field is today.

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