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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Advertising Barn at Sequoyah Caverns

The Advertising Barn at Sequoyah Caverns (2012)

This advertising barn is located at the Ellis Homestead at Sequoyah Caverns. Clark Byars, who was the famous Rock City barn painter, later in life was hired to commercially operate the caverns. He painted ads for both tourist destinations on this barn.

I was last here in 2006. Since then, this barn has suffered some wind damage. I don't know this for certain, but I would imagine the storms that devastated parts of Alabama on April 27, 2011 did this damage. That storm was best known for the large Tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa. It progressed later on Sand Mountain (past the house of one of my wife's relatives, about five miles from here) and kept going to Trenton, GA. There is more obvious damage on the other side, but still the strip of the metal roof with the S in Sequoyah was deposited about 100 feet away.

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