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Mason in Tipton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q

 
 
Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
1. Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q Marker
Inscription.  
founded in 1923
by
Thomas Jefferson “Bozo” Williams
in Mason, TN
has been listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
by the
United States Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 35° 24.612′ N, 89° 32.391′ W. Marker is in Mason, Tennessee, in Tipton County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 70 and B Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 70. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 342 US-70, Mason TN 38049, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity In The Fields (approx. 0.7 miles away); Concordia Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Richland (approx. 3.4 miles away); Vineland (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cypress-Davis Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Charleston United Methodist Church and Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); Rev. James McFerrin (approx. 6.1 miles away); Mt. Carmel Church (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mason.
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Regarding Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q. The restaurant was added to the National Register in 2018. Its nomination is not yet available online.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q. Although the restaurant has operated in multiple locations through the decades, it has remained a beloved local landmark. (ML Williams, Welcome to Tipton County, TN blog, posted Feb. 25, 2019) (Submitted on June 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. The Battle of the Bozos. Bozo's the restaurant was taken to court by Bozo the Clown in a trademark dispute that lasted nearly a decade, reached the Supreme Court and generated national media coverage. (Scott Williams, Haywood County Line blog, posted June 21, 2018) (Submitted on June 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
2. Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q Marker
Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
3. Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Q
As seen across U.S. 70.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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