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Sunday, August 1, 2010

A nearly forgotten ad for a nearly forgotten tourist spot

A nearly forgotten ad for a nearly forgotten tourist spot

This is what I think it says:
15 MI. TO
SCENIC & HISTORIC
NATURAL BRIDGE
MOTEL & CAMPING

15 miles out from this is close to Waynesboro, TN, and I'd never heard of anything like this in that part of the state.

I emailed the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and learned about it. There is indeed a Natural Bridge in Wayne County. In fact, it's a double-decker natural bridge, and there may not be anything like it anywhere else. At one time, it was a state park, and over the years, it has had various private owners, such as those who ran it as a Motel & Campground. Today, the area is operated as Tennessee Fitness Spa and non-customers can stop by and see the Natural Bridge on Sundays from 10 to 2.
www.tfspa.com/

Now, as for the actual building shown here, I'm not sure what it used to be. A service station? I vaguely recall seeing a picture of this place several years ago, so I was happy to stumble across this place.

Highway U.S. 64 between Lawrenceburg and Pulaski is segmentally being upgraded to a two-lane divided highway, but most of the old highway is still accessible. However, this place is on a tiny stretch of old 64 in western Lawrence County that's blocked off and won't take you anywhere.

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