Over the last three years an important project of the Cumberland Trail Conference has been the creation of a high quality medium for telling the Cumberland Trail story. This effort has come to fruition with the publication of a stunning new book, Cumberland Odyssey.
Pictured here, Justin P. Wilson receives the first copy of the “Cumberland Odyssey” that is dedicated to him in recognition of his unparalleled support of the Cumberland Trail project, appropriately named the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail. The beautifully told story of the Cumberland Trail project and its place in the Cumberland Plateau is just off the press.
Justin Wilson (right) was honored in a presentation by Cumberland Trail General Manager Tony Hook (left) and Cumberland Trail Conference Board Chairman Ray Garrett (center) in a ceremony in his office in Nashville where he is comptroller of the treasury for the state of Tennessee. The book itself was supported almost entirely by a generous donation from Mr. Wilson.
The story is told by widely published outdoor and adventure author David Brill, with gorgeous pictures by award winning photographer Bill Campbell. It will be for sale in a wide variety of outlets just in time to serve as a lovely Christmas gift, providing “A Journey in Pictures and Words along Tennessee’s Cumberland Trail and Plateau.”