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Promised Land Trail Launch

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Promised Land Trail Launch

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Wednesday, October 12th there will be a special train coming to Watertown around 11:15 am.  This train is hosted by the State, both the Upper Cumberland Tourism and Wilson County Convention in launching a new historic Tennessee byways and trails the 'Promised Land Trail'.  There will 20-30 journalist (travel maginzines, etc) from across the country who will be writing about about this trail and Middle Tennessee.  As the train leaves Nashville it will stop in both Mt. Juliet and Lebanon to pick up additional passengers. The public can ride the train for $12, a special deal (pass word along).  We are expecting 100 to 200 people to ride the train.  There will be a State Historian on train sharing the story of the Promised Land Trail and how the settlers traveled the 500 miles trek across Tennessee. There will be our neighboring counties, DeKalb, White, Smith, Putnam and Jackson who will be coming in to set up booths promoting their counties as this is a tourist promotion going country wide.  Cumberland University is providing jazz music at the gazebo.

This is your opportunity to visit with dignitaries and journalists, tell them what Watertown is all about, and showcase your shop and merchandise.  If store/shop owners wish to serve light refreshments please do so. If you do not have store front but would like to showcase your business let us know.  The Chamber office will be open if you have literature you wish to display.

Since the annual fall train robbery will be the upcoming Saturday there will be some individuals dress in costume walking around with wanted posters displayed in various areas.

When train arrives there will be a 5-10 minute welcoming presentation at the pavilion by the tracks, please join us if can.  The journalists will be escorted to lunch before touring around town.  Everyone will depart at 1:30 pm.

Again, even though this event is promoting the Promised Land Trail, Watertown was picked as a stopping point.  It is our chance to highlight Watertown as the place to visit!

For more information check out http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/promised-land-trail/  and
http://www.tntrailsandbyways.com/#promised-land