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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Milky Way Farm's House

Milky Way Farm's House

Franklin Mars, the founder of Mars Candies, the company that made the Milky Way candy bar, built a farm here in the earlier 30's and named it after his famous candy bar. The farm was built along highway US31 north of Pulaski, TN. During the Great Depression, the cattle farm was the largest employer in Giles County and the farm had it's own train station. In 1940, their horse Gallahadion won the Kentucky Derby.

The farm is on the National Register of Historic Places. At one time not too long ago, the Tudor Revival Manor House was a bed and breakfast. I think there are new owners currently trying to develop the area into a new attraction. The home is very large with 21 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms and cannot fit into a photo well. It is said to have the largest dining table in Tennessee

milkywayfarm.info/history/

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