Tennessee Mountain Stories

Country Cadillac


I'll be super-brief today as I prepare to say a LOT over the next few weeks.

I found this great picture in the collection of Monterey Dispatch papers from the 1980's.  There's an article to accompany it and I promise to share that with you one day soon.

In the meantime, I wonder how many of you remember wagons being on the road regularly.  My daddy remembers wagons tied at the Decoration.  He remembers folks eating their dinner on the tailgate.  And best of all he remembers going to the store with his Grandpa in a wagon!

Now I have always loved horses and always wanted a team and wagon.  But I really can't imagine using them as everyday transportation.  Still, in our 70-mile-per-hour world something in me longs for the steady plodding for four-foot drive.

Please click "comments" below and share your horse-and-wagon memories.