The intellectual property geek in me liked this sign. Trademark infringement, yay or nay? (I think nay, but I'll reserve final judgment till we finish the course.)
The Church's Chicken lover in me also liked the sign. (Logo is in the middle, just to the right of the Jeep one.) Best fast food fried chicken ever. The restaurants tend to be inefficiently run and the food is sometimes overpriced, but it's the most juicy and flavorful fried chicken I've ever had at a fast food restaurant. Maybe even any other restaurant too. MUCH better than Popeye's or KFC, at any rate. It seems to be a southern chain, although I came to know it because there were three in the Bay Area near where I used to live. I also saw them in Galveston and Bay St. Louis, although sadly I think that one may be closed for now. There was at least one in Nashville that we saw, in fact just about a block away from the billboard, but we didn't have time to go. Too bad, it's yummy.
The sign on this plaque reads:
Captain John Gordon - 1763-1819- First Postmaster of Nashville 1796-1797
Born in Virginia, came to Nashville in 1782. Became a noted defender against the Indians of old Fort Nashboro and the frontier settlements. Captain of a spy company of the Davidson County regiment. Participated in the Nickajack Expedition, which ended Indian atrocities on the Cumberland. As captain of the spies, reporting only to General Jackson. He distinguished himself in every battle of Jackson's Creek Campaign. In 1814 he performed alone a mission of great danger. As Jackson's special envoy to the Spanish Governor of Pensacola, which resulted in the capture of Pensacola and the cession of Florida to the United States. He led his company during the Seminole War of 1817-18. Buried at Columbia, Tenn.
Erected by Division of History
State of Tennessee 1932
And descendents of John Gordon
This plaque was placed in 1932. Would it still have been placed today?
And then there was this...