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Lynnville, Tennessee is very Americana

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Lynnville, Tennessee is a quaint Southern American town.



figurines of WC Fields and John Wayne
Americana Figurines

About 45 minutes north of my house, up in Giles county, Tennessee, is the small town of Lynnville. Sitting along the railroad tracks, it is about 15 minutes from Pulaski or 45 minutes south of Nashville.


red barn in a green pasture
Red barn on a rainy day

The town covers less than one half square mile and has a population of less than 500 people.


a small gas station
This Pure gas station sits on the east side of twon

While Lynnville is small in some ways it is large in style.


clock and turkey statue
Clock and Turkey - Lynnville Railroad Museum

Right by the railroad tracks on Mill Street one can find lots of Americana.


an old orange truck
Old Dodge Truck

Mill Street boasts a leather shop, a pie restaurant, a burger joint, a bank and some other businesses.


Signs for soda pop junction and big johnny's burgers
Big Johnny's Burgers and Soda Pop Junction

Lynnville boasts Americana, both inside and outside many of the businesses.


inside a burger cafe
Soda Pop Junction and Big Johnny's Burgers

Sometime in the past, Soda Pop Junction and Big Johnny's Burgers combined and became one business.


a cook making burgers
Making those burgers

The decor is very Americana, both inside and outside.


American flag hanging on a wall
A flag inside Colonel Littleton's leather shop

Just down the block is Colonel Littleton's Leather shop.

an old telephone
An old telephone inside the leather shop

and....


an old Coke dispensing machine
Along Mill Street

Outside Soda Pop Junction the sidewalk is stylish.


an old hotel beside a railroad track
The Iron Horse hotel along the railroad track

The Iron Horse Hotel sits along the railroad track. I wonder what stories these walls could tell?


Yea, that would be some fine American literature. I am guessing that more than one heart was broken inside those walls as well as more than one promise. But also many good people shared many warm nights and many warm hugs there as well. Who can say?


Perhaps those ideas are just a reflection of this writer's mood - or the rainy weather.


sign for a pie store
Sign above the Pie Store entrance

Between the leather shop and the burger cafe one can buy some fresh made pies.


an old bicycle hanging from the ceiling
A bicycle hangs in the burger cafe....

There are lots of things to see in Lynnville, Tennessee.


An old green garage
An old garage in Lynnville

I think if walls could talk - like the nearby hotel - this garage would have some stories to tell of southern America in the mid twentieth century - and the rolling hills of Tennessee - and the good people who live there.


In Closing:

Lynnville, Tennessee is very Americana. Like most states in America, Tennessee has a long history with stories of the human struggle, dotted with success, love and hate, loss, joy and grief.


If one takes time to look, they can see many things, colors, shapes, and people that reflect not just life in America, but the human condition since time began.


Or are those ideas just a reflection of this writer's mood on a rainy day?


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Ronny Whitaker
Ronny Whitaker
3月18日

As always for the pictures and I do ot think the reflections of people and times are just a thought of an ole fellow on a rainy day!

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rockydbaker
3月18日
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Thanks Ronny. I hope you are well!

Rocky

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ゲスト
3月18日

Is the hotel still open? Nice shots Rocky.

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rockydbaker
3月18日
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Well I am not sure, but i think it is closed.

Rocky

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ゲスト
3月17日

Hi! Local heraldry should be published too! And it wouldn't be bad to put a dot on the map! What is the peculiarity of the local people of this town, customs, beliefs, superstitions, traditions? Folk folklore is very important!

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rockydbaker
3月18日
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Thanks for the comments. You make some good points.

Rocky

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Rhonda Smith
Rhonda Smith
3月17日

Beautiful place and wonderful photos!! Hope to visit some time!

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rockydbaker
3月18日
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Thanks for the comments Rhonda! I hope you guys are doing well!


Rocky

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