by Nicki Wood
If Cokes aren't your beverage, there's also bottled water from Red Boiling Springs in Macon County. And sweet potatoes, another Southern staple, are celebrated in Tater Town (Gleason, Tenn.) in Weakley County.
Dessert is Blowpops, the gum-inside-a-lollipop, produced in Tipton County. There's a punchline here somewhere.
The Tennessee History for Kids site is good fun for kids and possibly even more interesting for curious grown-ups. If you have a student or are a teacher, stay at the site a while and poke around — it's a gold mine of information.