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The story of those giant Indian heads and how you can see them

If you travel along the South’s back roads, chances are you’ve come across at least one 20- or 30-foot tall Indian head carved from a massive tree. These unusual and detailed works of art – which range from 15 to 40 feet high – were created by artist Peter Wolf Toth to honor our country’s… Continue reading The story of those giant Indian heads and how you can see them

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This fun stop on I-75 in Georgia yielded fresh produce, TOE jam and moonshine

I’ve been meaning to write about a fun little stop Sweetums and I made last summer in Forsyth, Ga., but I seem to have lost my photos. Thankfully, Sweetums had taken some and I also found some on a Facebook page for the business, so I hope the owners don’t mind me borrowing a handful.… Continue reading This fun stop on I-75 in Georgia yielded fresh produce, TOE jam and moonshine

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Rare monument shows man's love for his four-legged friends

Florence Y. Barr was only 33 years old when he died in 1884 in Florence, Ala. Barr was the only son of Isaac and Rebecca Barr. Although I know very little about his life, I know he adored his four-legged friends. I know this because his monument in Florence Cemetery is one of my favorite… Continue reading Rare monument shows man's love for his four-legged friends

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The North Carolina Christmas theme park you can’t visit at Christmas

Santa’s Land in Cherokee, N.C., is a throwback of the best kind. The small family-owned amusement park has featured kids’ rides, animal shows, carnival games and several shops and eateries since it opened in 1966. The Christmas-themed park evokes all the joys of the holiday – only you can’t enjoy them during the holidays. Santa’s… Continue reading The North Carolina Christmas theme park you can’t visit at Christmas

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The story of the Tennessee giants

Below is a story about people who, like Sweetums, are oversized. It is an excerpt from my book "Forgotten Tales of Tennessee." Tennessee is known for its hearty pioneer families, but a few of its early citizens had reputations as big as the beautiful land they settled. In fact, some would say these men were… Continue reading The story of the Tennessee giants