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The Cherokee Chieftain in Johnston Park.

This morning we were up early and ready to go by shortly after 8 a.m., which is astounding based on how tired we have been getting each day.  No free breakfast today at the hotel so we just jumped in the car and headed out figuring that we would see a fast food place with breakfast before too long.  Except that the only ones we saw weren’t open for breakfast.  We must have gone for an hour before finding one. I had French toast sticks and coffee and Judy had a ham omelet sandwich.

 

From Chattanooga we made our way to Cleveland, TN another fairly small town with a nice historic district.  In fact, the little brochure they handed me at the city’s welcome center starts off with this quote from an advertisement in the Cleveland Weekly Herald from April 4, 1902.

 

If you want to locate in the prettiest, the wealthiest, the cleanest, the healthiest, the most progressive and the most cultured town in the south, come to Cleveland.

New Life Bible College was originally the First Methodist Epicopal Church, erected in 1912.
Cleveland has more pretty streets, more shade trees, more churches, more good schools, more sober representatives and more pretty women than any town of its size, north or south.”

 

We got several pictures, not only of old homes and other buildings but of even a large wooden piece of artwork called “The Cherokee Chieftain”, sculpted by Peter Toth located in Johnston Park.  Again, I will try to identify the photos but may miss some. I’m gonna guess that even though I thought they looked nice, they may not have been on the historic site list.

 

Then we looked for a spot called the Cross-eyed Cricket Grist Mill only to find that it is no long open and the area has turned to an RV park.  I got a couple of pictures anyway.

 

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