Nashville was founded on Christmas Eve 1779 on the banks of the Cumberland River. Two teams of pioneers led by James Robertson and Capt. John Donelson set forth from the Carolinas to found the new city. Upon arrival, they immediately began building Fort Nashborough. Among the pioneers was Rachel Donelson, daughter of Capt. Donelson, who would later become the wife of President Andrew Jackson.
The 2010 American Sheep Industry Association Convention is being held in Nashville, Tenn., from Jan. 20-23. Mark your calendars and begin making your plans to attend this industry-wide event that will be taking place in Music City.