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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Matt Deckard, Apr 10, 2014.
Read up on the 22nd a bit yesterday. They were involved in a number of significant battles.
What a family treasure. Great photo.
I only got this when I as in my forties, so blessed to get it at all. He must have been quite a guy.
Then if you haven't been there you need to go. Plan for 2 days at the battlefield. I'm serious, you owe it to him.
You are right, I do. And I'm glad to get the recommendation of two days. I wouldn't have planned on that if not for your word here. I've wanted to go for a long. Now maybe I can get there next year.
Robie, that pic was taken during the time when Fairchild was a deputy for all of northern AZ working cattle rustlers & horse thieves.
Charcoal portrait of the founder of a little ol' Tennessee Whiskey distillery, Jack Daniel (1846 - 1911). I love his style of hat. The hat, the stache & his Roman nose made him a good looking man.
Here's a late 19th century photo of Jack Daniel in the second row, white hat. The black man to his right is possibly a descendant of Nearis Green, the emancipated slave who was the master distiller that taught Jack Daniel the process.
For about two years I visited the distillery once a week on a sales route. I always enjoyed the history of the place and the beauty of the area.
I enjoyed the pic, BB. That's one I don't recall seeing before.
PS: Is that a pocket protector?
I remembered seeing a 'copy' in a reception area at the distillery and started looking for it after your earlier post. I found it with a NY Times article attached. Mostly about the folks at J D, Brown Foreman Corporation embracing the history and past of J D.
I recognized him right off. Might say I had a personal relationship with his product for years.
If I'm remembering correctly a nephew took over the business after Jack died in 1911. That's probably him, white hat, front row right.
Only an engineer would guess that.
JD never married or had kids. Nephews took it over (Motlow's) and ran it, I think until 56 or so when BF bought it. There are still Motlow's in the area and I think we discussed the whiskey under the Motlow name once. In the late 70's I stayed at the Motlow Inn in Tullahoma. Motlow State Community College is situated between Lynchburg and Tullahoma.
He apparently was a confirmed bachelor. Never married or had kids.
He was probably the bean counter. Around it all those yrs & probably never tasted a good whiskey in his life.
Met a number of people who worked there that didn't drink, or at least not JD. JD is in Moore Co., a dry one. For years every employee got one free pint a month. During my times there I made a number of trades with those that didn't. The State eventually stepped in and stopped that practice.
Damn, all I ever got working for someone else was a turkey at Thanksgiving. Wish the state had stepped in & stopped that!
BB, your photo reminded me of this 1880 glass plate photo taken at the Mocker Barrel Factory, Nashville, TN. Still somewhat controversial but not as hotly debated as it once was.
It is a known fact that for a time & perhaps more than once, Frank & Jesse James With friends from the war & members of their gang would lay low in TN & did work at the Mocker Barrel Factory. Jesse's wife Zee gave birth to twin boys in Nashville but they lived only a matter of hrs.
Front row marked on the right is Jesse James, man with his arm around Jesse is Bill Ryan.
Back row from left marked are Woodson Hite (cousin to Frank & Jesse), Lorenzo Merriman Little, Andrew Moreman "Mome" Diggs, Dick Liddell, & far right is Frank James