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It doesn't look like much today but at one time this was a busy train depot. The Jamestown Depot was built around 1928 when the O & W Railroad ran a line from Oneida in Scott County thru the The Big South fork Recreational Area, then to East Jamestown and finally to Jamestown. It ran until 1954 and then was dismantled. It was chartered by Sterns Coal and Lumber Co. It carried passengers, lumber, coal and many agricultural products and general freight. The 30 mile track took almost 15 years to build. The original O & W bridge still stands (1 comments)
In the heart of Jamestown, TN just off Old Hwy 127 is a refreshing little park known as the Mark Twain Park. The sand stone spring in the park was the primary source of water for the Clemons family. Their home stood where the post office now stands. John Clemons was the father of Samuel Clemons aka Mark Twain. Although Mark Twain was not born here his family made many contributions to our history. The park has a Historical Marker and is presently owned by the Jamestown Garden Club. If you are ever in the area take the time to take (0 comments)
Canceled - Or Not - 12/29/07 08:54 PM
I was working with some nice folks today that are in the market for a up scale home or they are going to build. I called to set up a showing on this really nice home. The listing office told me that they needed a 24 hour notice to show. I told them that was fine just do what they could. A little later they called back and told me that if I could show by 3:00 I could show today. It was afternoon and I already had 2 more showing set up. I told them that I did not think (4 comments)
Misinformation Is Deadly - 12/27/07 08:12 PM
One of the problems in our industry today is an abundance of misinformation in the media. A lender that I work with called me today. The conversation began with it pi$$%$ me when I read this crap in the paper. A quote from USA Today, "Anyone with credit below 620, which is subprime territory, will pay through the nose to get a mortgage." He shot out an email to his data base that stated THIS SIMPLY IS NOT TRUE. There is no minimum score for USDA, VA, or FHA. There is no minimum down payment for USDA or VA. The down payment for (0 comments)
I spent the day on property working on listings. The folks that own this property are out of town. When I went to take pictures I was greeted by this lonely fellow. He wanted a treat and some attention. I had a really hard time getting house photos because he kept getting in front of me. He was very persistant that he wanted a treat. Rubbing behind his ears was not sufficient. I need to put horsey treats in my bag of tricks. (9 comments)
This is the Cumberland Mountain State Park Bridge. It was built during the 1930's by the boys of the Civil Conversation Corp and the "New Deal" That the Roosenvelts implemented to assist the people of the area that were suffering from the depression. Currently the bridge is closed and undergoing much needed renovations. It was the largest structure that was built by the CCC. It is a local landmark. It is light up at night during the holiday season. It would be much prettier if there was still water in the lake. It is temporarily drained to make the repairs. When (0 comments)
Property Tour - 12/19/07 07:15 PM
I spend the entire day on property tour in Fentress County. It takes a long time because we are so rural and there is so much driving. If you are into trail riding the office has several new listings on Big South Fork. This is a good looking place on the horse trails. Exceptional property in Spruce Creek equestrian subdivision. Barna log contemporary in lovely private setting. Almost 6 cleared, fenced acres. Five-stall barn. On trail network. Additional 1, 000 sq. ft. furnished apartment overlooking pond; perfect for guests or could provide rental income. Three car garage. Wraparound deck and covered patio. Circle (0 comments)
Missed Opportunity - 12/16/07 09:02 PM
I live in Crossville, TN. The last couple of years has been very low on snow. We were all hoping for a nice little snow last night. Unfortunately, last night the weatherman was all primed to deliver but did not. Sadly when we got up this morning there was only a slight dusting. All we got from the weatherman was lots of gusting wind and cold air. It would not have not been bad if not for the wind. This is our first actually uncomfortable day we have had for the season. I want a snow day to play. I want (3 comments)
Do You Have A Little Voice? - 12/15/07 08:47 PM
Has a little voice ever told you not to do something? A few years ago I was traveling alone back from Virginia. It was getting about dusk and nature was calling me. I breezed into a rest area and there was only one car there. As I slowed down and pulled into a parking space I had the most foreboding feeling suddenly come over me. I felt that if I got out of the vehicle that I may never get back in again. I locked my doors and eased out of that place as fast as I could. I drove down the (0 comments)
Ready to move into home with large rooms and attached garage. 2BR/2BA home with front porch and large back porch. New laminate flooring and fireplace. Handicap accessible. Across the road from the house is a picnic area that is part of property. Lot is long and there is room for another home. Storage building is included. Call today for your private tour. Listed by Vicky Poe 931-261-5707 www.BuyTnProperty.com (0 comments)
This beautiful listing has been reduced to $239,900. It has the most awesome mountain view that is worth a million dollars. 4 bedrooms and 3 baths with a beautiful fireplace and a full basement. The kitchen is spacious with a walk in pantry and lots of cabinet space. From the kitchen you have a great lake view. If you are looking for a special place to call home call today for your private showing. The seller is motivated to sell. Listed by Vicky Poe 931-261-5707 www.BuyTnProperty.com (0 comments)
Producers vs Writers Guild Strike - 12/10/07 05:14 PM
If the Producers and Writers Guild Strike is not settled soon next falls television is in jeropady. I am not much of a television fan, but my family certainly is. I suppose they will start pulling old tv favorites out of moth balls like they did the last time Hollywood striked. We were seeing favorites like Gun Smoke and Rawhide. Oops that was before the birth of TV Land. We can see the oldies any time now. Worse yet more "reality tv". It is a good that I like to read. Maybe this would be a good time to cancel Direct (0 comments)
Do You Have Farm Kids? - 12/09/07 10:14 PM
I grew up on a farm and it was a great childhood. My children are suburban kids and they have missed out on the work and character that farm kids are blessed with. My uncle still has a working farm and his son, my cousin and his son are constant hands on the farm. My 13 year old son has been pestering me about money a lot so I arranged for him to go to work on Saturdays for my uncle on the farm. He comes home with tales of heading cows, chopping wood, giving cows vacinations, and going to the (0 comments)
Do You Still Spend Money On Print Advertising??? - 12/06/07 09:51 PM
Do you still spend money on print advertising. Dollar for dollar I do not get my moneys worth in print ads. The local newspaper does not net me any real calls. I run into people that know me and they tell me they saw my picture in the newspaper when I advertise a house. So much for a return on my money. As for real estate magazines they are not much better. I find the web brings me lots more calls for the advertising dollars. This year I decided to wean away from the print advertising. Then I started getting calls (15 comments)
I have started a new book call simply "Wilder A Novel". It is about a part of the Plateau in the 1930's called Wilder Tennessee. Even today it is still a very rural place. In the 1930's it was a coal mining community. Even under the best of circumstances coal miners have a hard job. During the 30's and depression era it was only a step above starvation. This book tells the story of a young girl growing up in this enviorment. It takes place as the small mining companies are having a hard time competing with larger companies. The small (4 comments)
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