National Geographic : 1978 May
Nashville's bold skyline, towering above the Greek columned State Capitol, an nounces one of the South's most prosperous cities (be low). Mayor Richard Fulton (left)heads its Metro govern ment: an unusual tax-saving experiment approved by vot ers in 1963. A consolidation of jurisdictions in Davidson County, the metropolis holds nearly 500,000 people. Hero ine of the 1960 Olympics, when she won three gold medals, runner Wilma Ru dolph (right) is now a civic and state booster.