Clifton’s

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This paint-up is not that old, but it hasn’t weathered well.  It’s on a shotgun building on the corner of East Market and Unicoi Streets in Kingsport TN.  The car is painted on tin and affixed to the wall.  The other side of the building has this same sign, less the car, in much better shape.  In this area, our prevailing weather comes in from the west, the direction which this sign is facing.

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Volunteer Speedway

The bogie and the landing gear have been removed from this trailer.  It sits, rusting away, near Kingsport Speedway, off John B. Dennis Highway.

Kingsport Speedway dates from 1965, but Volunteer Speedway, in Bulls Gap, had its first race in 1974.

Both are still very much in business.

Clover Fork

This is not an old sign, but it’s a well done mosaic business sign in Evarts KY.  Thought you’d like to see it.

The Clover Fork meets up with Martin’s Fork at Harlan to kick-start the Cumberland River.  The meet-up is north of Harlan now, since everything was rerouted by the Army Corps of Engineers  (finished up in 1989) to relieve Harlan of the occasional inundation.