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Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

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Did You Know? Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
1. Did You Know? Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  The Winchester Lions Club sponsored Johnnie J. Woods of New York City billed as The Human Fly in February of 1953. Woods came through town and scaled the front of Farmer's National Bank bare handed. When he got to the top, he swung from an automobile inner tube. He came back the next year and again scaled the front of the bank, the town's tallest building. Local thrill seekers were happy.

In the 1850s, Noah Crane's Cigar Shop made and sold cigars. The tobacco used was bought in Cincinnati, shipped by boat to Nashville, and then brought by train to Winchester.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1953.
 
Location. 35° 11.167′ N, 86° 6.733′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is on South Jefferson Street south of 1st Avenue NW, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 South Jefferson Street, Winchester TN 37398, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Built 1889 (here, next to this marker); Built 1885 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named
Did You Know? Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
2. Did You Know? Marker (Side B)
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Built 1889 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Built 1889 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Built 1885 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Built 1885 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Built 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Our Franklin County War Dead (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Did You Know? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
3. Did You Know? Marker
The sign also includes maps and advertisements.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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May. 18, 2021