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Old 01-22-2012, 9:24am   #76
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Originally Posted by BADRACR1 View Post
Dude! That's my hometown! My grandfather, Roy Thurman, was the first tour guide there. Led the first group Dec 31, 1929. Stayed there until he passed May '69 ('cept for a brief vacation during WWII). There are a couple of pics of him in the lobby over by the elevator.
I used to spend the weekends there and play in the lobby and caves as a kid until he passed.
That's a ways from Ohio. Next time ya'll around give a yell. We can all go out for dinner or drinks.
Will do. It was a fun trip, took a little over an hour or hour and a half from Lenoir City to get there....a semi went over and held us up pretty good.

We ate at the City Diner? Or something like that, it was below a hotel...I thought the food was pretty good myself.
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