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Discussion in 'Indian Motorcycle General Discussion' started by Blueshwk, Jul 27, 2016.
So you had to check if it really was Colonel Sanders at that computer in the background?
Log Cabin Inn
No, Sorry Rodd but you struck out there,.....feel free to try again however,......
No, nothing else of interest there .
Yes I saw it the first time, I also reckon you had to get a closer look because you couldn't see through the mist in your eyes Al.
Don't tell anyone!,.......Lets see who else gets it!
That Colonel Sanders you see there is 'The Boss' who sold me my VS700 Intruder way back in 1996,......great guy,.....gave me a great trade in price on my Honda CX500 and I have dealt with Wellington Motorcycles ever since, buying heaps of gear from them,.....no more bikes but I have directed a good number of people to their doors,....BUT!,.......OK people,.......anyone else see what's hidden in that last pic of mine?,......keep looking,....keep guessing people!
that old bike... the forerunner to the Indian 4?
Well yes it is ebigfish,.....That there, sitting quietly, no doubt gathering a little dust is a 1918 Henderson Four,.......I cannot count the number of times I have been in that shop, looked around, looked up, seen it and the penny never dropped,.....My dream bike right there in front of my nose,.......Mike the Parts guy asked the boss a while back what was it worth, $60,000?,.....Try about $150,000 replied the Boss,.....and that was then,.......Congrats to Rodd who picked it first,.......
Nowhere special, just home from work. Sunset was beautiful!
199.7 miles today:
First stop was at the Old Delina Country Store in Cornersville, Tn. One of the oldest operating general stores in Tennessee at 125 years old.
Then a few obligatory old structure pics on the way to my next destination:
Next stop was at David Crockett State Park in Lawrence County, Tn.
A 1,319-acre park where along the banks of Shoal Creek, in what is now his namesake park, he established a diversified industry consisting of a powdermill, a gristmill and a distillery. All three operations were washed away in a flood in September 1821.
Last place was a quick stop in Lynchburg, Tn. because... well, because it's "on the way home"....
Great ride on a beautiful day.
Been a sparse year. Rode to Lodge last night. Bout 40 miles round trip...good to get seat time.
I know I’m with ya ! With what’s going on plus selling my home and relocation of 1800 miles while building a new one. Probably my worst season ever ugh !
Here's a few pics from today's Magical History Tour, using the website I posted in this thread:
The Historical Marker Database | Indian Rider - Indian Motorcycle Forums
Early Settlers Cemetery
Buckhorn Tavern and Skirmish
(The Skirmish pic was taken from the web. I forgot to take one while I was there....)
The Quick Airplane site
(I don't think the building has anything to do with the airplane site. It's right next to the location and that's where I parked...)
I just realized two of the signs will not magnify enough to read them.
Here is legible script from the Buckhorn and Quick Airplane signs.
Located in Section 18, Township 2, Range 2 East, this site was an early wayside stop for pioneer settlers as they traveled the road from Winchester, Tennessee into Madison County. The tavern predates the creation of the county, Dec. 13, 1808.
During the Creek Indian War (1813-1814), the Deposit Road was created at this point and stretched southeastward through Cherokee lands to Fort Deposit near Gunter's Landing. This became the supply route for General Andrew Jackson's forces. His deputy, Colonel John Coffee, stored supplies opposite the tavern and camped his troops (Nov. 22 - Dec. 8, 1813).
By tradition, the tavern took its name "Buckhorn" in 1858 when William L. Fanning killed a buck near the site and presented its antlers to the innkeeper. The antlers are now displayed at Buckhorn High School.
The original building was demolished in the early 1950s.
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Buckhorn Tavern was the site of a skirmish on Oct. 12, 1863. Confederate General Philip D. Roddey's Alabama Cavalry Brigade
Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 5, 2010
2. Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish Marker
was moving south from New Market when it intercepted Union General Robert Mitchell's Cavalry Brigade, advancing northeast from Huntsville. A brisk firefight broke out, the opposing forces so close they could see each other's faces by the muzzle flashes. Both sides hesitated to advance in the approaching darkness and heavy rain. The Union troops camped for the night in the woods; the Confederates retired to New Market. The next morning, Roddey's Brigade rode on to Athens. The Union cavalry did not pursue.
On this site, inventor and early aviation pioneer William Lafayette Quick and his sons designed and built the first airplane to be flown in the State of Alabama. Construction began in 1900. Awaiting an engine, it took nearly eight years to complete. Quick’s “Flying Machine” was among the first monoplanes to be flown in the United States when it went airborne on its first and only flight in April, 1908, in a pasture ½ mile northwest of here, across the Flint River. Restored, it is now on display at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Quick’s mid-wing monoplane was made of wood harvested on the homeplace and cut in his sawmill and metal forged in his blacksmith shop. The design included an upright pilot position, fuselage-mounted engine, direct-drive propeller, three-wheel landing gear, and steerable tail wheel. On its only flight it sustained damage to its right wing and gear upon landing. Quick learned from this experience and designed an “Improved Flying Machine” which he patented in 1912. It included other unique features such as retractable landing gear, folding wings, ornithopter method of thrust propulsion, wing warp, and pitch control.
Historical Marker Database was the best thing ever introduced here.
God Bless you. Thank you for that.
Learn History and have a destiny. You saved me from a future .... where should we go question....
Hats off to you @ScoutBobber49 ,.......awesome post and I hope both you and others keep them coming,.....Great reading,.....
Found some incredible roads, met some great people. Epic weekend exploring coastal BC.
Full album: Island Trip - August 2020
PSX_20200810_013013 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20200809_230531 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20200809_225019 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
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PSX_20200810_011235 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
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PSX_20200810_013857 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
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PSX_20200810_015326 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
Beautiful! Nice looking group of bikes too!!
I've been to Vancouver and Mission areas back in the 90's. Nice country up there.