These contain milk for Ashe County Cheese , Inc., in West Jefferson NC. I wanted to try some of their cheese, but the town was having an outdoor antique show the day I went and the retail outlet for the cheese was absolutely jam packed. I am calm and I am patient, but I wasn’t going to wait that long to secure some cheese when a rain storm was coming up and I had to walk back to the car. Maybe the next time I’m in West Jefferson (muffled laughter off)…
These are a sampling of some of the incredible outdoor art/murals/graffiti we ambled through, amazed at the quality of the work. We were in the River Arts District off Lyman into the area around Old Lyman and Foundry Streets, where a dozen or so old buildings are almost completely covered with artwork. Some, like the Homer one below, speak of much planning and expertise. This stuff isn’t Banksy, but it’s choice. Hats off to these artists!
If any of these artists would like credit for their work, comment me and I’ll add it to this page.
This 1920 building (36.212198, -82.687186) was originally a bank. It sits on Chuckey Pike where it crosses the railroad tracks. The original train depot, now in Jonesborough, was located just across the tracks. According to a local, the rumor was that the owners of the bank faked a robbery and absconded with the institution’s accumulated wealth. Comments welcome on this (and any post). It may have functioned as a post office, also.
The original safe is still there, along with a bunch of stuff apparently left over from a rummage sale.
Also across the tracks from this building was once located a “birth to death” store…it had everything you’d need from birth to death (like the Big Store in Kingsport TN). It’s totally gone now.
“Unnamed #5” was an access road to the original Galloway Mill in Sullivan County TN. The mill is a goner, but the dam and part of the mill race are extant. You can go to Google Earth and find it at 872 Old Beaver Creek Rd, 37618 Bluff City, United States.
The building on site now is, or was, Galloway Mills. The business didn’t look like it was active, but all listings I found on the web seem to indicate it is.
Flea Traders Paradise flea market is on the Winfield Dunn Highway (Highway 66), about 3.5 miles north of Sevierville and 5 miles south of the I-40/Highway 66 junction. Good variety of vendors and stuff for sale. Can’t miss the sign:
The main building (wonderfully cool on a hot summer day) has more vendors and, as noted, a restaurant.
Back to front, the open area:
A helicopter tour outfit is nearby so you see and hear these all day:
The overview doesn’t do this flea market justice…it’s spread out a lot more. The Saturday we were there, it was a hoppin’ place. A little too loving hands and vegetables for me, though. From the date marks on two concrete pads for the permanent buildings, it was opened or upgraded in the early ’80s. Here’s their FB page.