Lodge(ing) in South Pittsburg, Tennessee

There are no hotels or motels in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. However, that doesn’t stop thousands of people from visiting this small town every year. Why do they come? There are two related reasons: Lodge Cookware and The National Cornbread Festival. The family operated Lodge Manufacturing has remained where it began, South Pittsburg. They make their […] Read more...

Fiesta Ware Factory (Homer Laughlin ) in Newell, West Virginia

At the very top of the northern panhandle of West Virginia is the  small town of  Newell.  Nestled along the Ohio River,  Newell was formed to support a new factory for the china manufacturer, Homer Laughlin. Although they made numerous types of dinnerware for household and commercial use since starting in the 1870’s, Homer Laughlin […] Read more...