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Another Rock City Roof …

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This barn is on the south side of I-24 when you cross over from Georgia into Tennessee.  You go across Nickajack Lake and this barn is up on top of a little hill on the south side of the interstate.  This is only the third barn that I have seen in the last twenty years that still remains with ” See Rock City “.  It used to be that you would see them all over the place when you traveled around Chattanooga on the interstate and on the county roads.  I remember reading an article on the man who did all of these signs … it is hard to believe that it was just one man who did all of these signs.  I think the article said that he would approach the owner of the barn and offer them $300 or $400 to paint the Rock City sign on their barn.  He traveled all over the south for twenty-five years or so doing this for the company that owned Rock City.  The photo below is the same photo … all I did was ” distress ”  the image in Photoshop and add a frame for a border.

Just something for a different effect.  If anyone has any information on the sign painter or the location of any more of these barns, you are welcome to share them here … thanks for looking!

Written by Frank Hardy

July 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Posted in Rock City, Tennessee

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