Day 6: North Carolina & Tennessee

I was too wiped out to blog last night so I’ll catch up this morning. I’ve taken a good look at the stack o’maps and the list since it’s time to prioritize. Only one more day to play since I’ve got to be in Jackson, MS Saturday morning (dock diving with ‘Nik this weekend). At the moment, I’m near Chattanooga so that leaves a lot of miles & sights to bang out today. I don’t mind being stationary for a couple days in MS though as we all need to recharge & take some long naps.

On with the photos — just a few for today.

A sweet metal teepee at the Arrowhead Motel in Whittier, NC:


Northwest of Hendersonville (Edneyville) is a faux Wild West sort of place known as Bub Huder’s Ranch. There are some roadside giants which will be appearing at my website and Flickr (a classic Muffler Man, an Indian Muffler Man, a Chip’s Hamburger character statue, a couple steakhouse steers), old signs and whatnot.


Also at the Ranch were, of course, lots of cattle. These guys were all very wary of me.


The Smoky Mountains area has no shortage of hillbilly and Indian imagery. This big gas station/convenience store chain uses this comic/offensive image:

2 thoughts on “Day 6: North Carolina & Tennessee

  1. I found your blog by Googling “Pin Stripe sign, Shreveport LA” because I was finally able to get over there and get pics of it today. The building is gone now, unfortunately. My husband and I moved to Shreveport from rural Louisiana recently and I have been losing my mind over all the great old buildings, ghost signs, and mid-century signage. I bought a DSLR expressly to shoot them and I’m having a blast.

    Thanks for the info on Mr. Milk – I didn’t know about him but how freaking cool is he? And he lives right across the river!

    It seems we have interests in common – WordPress blogging, funky old signs, architecture, and animal rescue. I subscribed and look forward to seeing more.

    • Sorry to hear that the building is gone. I had to google again myself since you commented on a post for North Carolina and Tenneseee. It was this post that you are referring to:

      Anyway. Mr. Milks (not Milk) passed away in 2012. You can read more about him and the Roto-Spheres that he created at my website at this page:

      I’m glad you are enjoying my blog. What I include here, however, is just a tiny sampling of what is at my website which is much more organized and comprehensive with more than 2400 pages of buildings, signs, statues, and more. My blog is just for more general documentation of my roadtrips with the funkier signs and buildings (like the Pin Stripe) which are not important/aesthetically interesting to include at my website which is here:

      Take care,
      Debra Jane

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