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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

[Made] Right With God

[Made] Right With God

Kentuckyan Harrison Mayes survived a mining accident and spent much of the rest of his life making crosses like this one and placing them on major roads all throughout the country. This sign probably originally said "Get Right With God" but I have no idea why there's a change. This sign is in Smyrna, TN and located on the Old Nashville Highway, which is a 150+ year old road connecting Nashville to Murfreesboro and eventually became part of the Dixie Highway. The other side says Jesus is Coming Soon. These signs, made of concrete, usually weigh 1400 pounds.

For more information, see Jacob K's Set or This website. There is also a section at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, TN dedicated to the work of Mr. Mayes.

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