Pulaski, TennesseeWednesday, July 29, 2009
After we left Florence, we went up to Pulaski, Tennessee. Their downtown is nice because it's still being used - people still shop there. Plus of course this great sign of the drugstore with the soda fountain:
Right in the center is the courthouse (their fifth courthouse since the first four burned down!):
Well, one of the best things about Pulaski anyway is Sun Drop. It's a regional coke/soft drink like Cheerwine and Grapico and Orange Crush are. Now that makes everybody happy. And while I was searching, I found this really terrific site with information about Matt Gardner who was a former slave and established the first school for Black people in the area in 1943, the twice-yearly singing in a hayshed in the town of Diana that 3000 people attend, and a Trail of Tears Interpretive Center that the county is working to build. Nice!