Shelbyville, Tennessee

On our way home from Bell Buckle, we went through Shelbyville, Tennessee. Shelbyville is the ‘Walking Horse Capital of the World’ and…I didn’t know this until I went to the Shelbyville visitor website, but they’re the home of Sharpies! Oh, I do love Sharpies.

Anyway. Shelbyville is huge when it comes to horses. That’s where the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is held every year and over 250,000 attend. So I guess it’s natural that they have motel signs like this:

And this doesn’t have anything to do with horses, but in Shelbyville, you can get a free Bible at the used car lot:

On the way out of town, we saw a *huge* cemetery. This is Amie Boyd Marks’ stone, and when her time comes she will be (see the line at the bottom) “gone to the big horse show in the sky”! You know she would have to be just about the most fun, with the best personality, to have this monument!!

In town there is this old Coca-Cola mural:

…and this one for Chero-Cola, which was made by the RC people ages ago:

On Flickr, there’s a group called Ghost Signs, where over 700 people have put old commercial murals up.

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