Voyage of Adventure: Retracing Donelson's Journey

John Guider follows John Donelson’s 1779 river voyage to the founding of Nashville.

In 1779, John Donelson set out on a river journey that would lead to the founding of Nashville. Photographer John Guider followed 240 years later, capturing contemporary images of Tennessee’s waters in a boat of his own making. This is the story of one man’s love of nature. It’s also a story of the Frontier, but not the American Frontier; America was yet to be born.

Major funding is provided by The Anne Potter Wilson Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee, Martin S. Brown, Jr. and the MSB Cockayne Fund, Gilbert S. Merritt, and DELL. Additional …