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Louisville, Ky to Americus, Ga Bicycle Trip

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You guessed it. The Georgia state line.

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Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Wow it is hot out here.

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Oglethorpe, Ga...Mike Stewart was so busy we caught him in the hall for a photo. Fuller Center data delivered.

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The batllefield of Fort Oglethorpe director gave us a warm reception.

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The rail fencing lined both sides of the highway throughout the battlefield.

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The smell of death was not as strong as when I was in Gettysburg, but it felt the same.

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The monuments and markers are reminders of our past not to be repeated in our future.

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Chickamauga, Ga...My new found friend Jim Powell. This man was amazing. He educated us processed our photos and showed us true southern hospitality. Thanks.

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LaFayette, Ga... We were welcomed by Doris Greene and Brenda Anderson and they like the Fuller message.

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Hospitality in the south. David Gottlieb and his son said we should eat at C.J.s and we did. The local editor Larry Brooks did a story on us

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C.J.s the best food in the South. Pictured Rebecca Hatfield, April Cooley and Larrry Martin. Larry wished he could join us.

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Now here's a story. In 1952 Grady McCalmon sat at his kitchen table with his mother and Adolph Rupp to see if he could play for U. of K.

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Rome, Ga... We rolled into Rome after hours. I run late because I am so facinated by everyone's stories.

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When in Rome...???

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Rome, Ga...Augusta Spearman posed for a photo and said I will check this Fuller thing out. We gave her a packet.

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Cedartown, Ga...Tommy Engram accepted our Fuller challenge in Cedartown, Georgia and wished us a safe trip. He warned us about how you know a happy cyclist

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Southern architecture rears it's beautiful head.

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Trains beside me. Trains beneath me. Trains above me. I experienced them all on this trip.

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Most train depots are tourist centers today much like they were originally.

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My son Michael got a kick out of this, since he takes the auctioneer exam in 2 weeks.

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Felton, Ga...Felton was a small, but friendly community with Peggy Crook and Melissa Hardegree receiving the Fuller packet.

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Buchanan, Ga...Sgt. Lee Carroll welcomed us to Buchanan and told us to be sure and eat at Gwen's Family restaurant.

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I toured the museum courthouse and made new friends there that were fascinated by our website.

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My second liberty bell on this trip. Let freedom ring.

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Close up of the old courthouse. There seems to be a rash of new Federal courthouses being built in this country. Wonder what that means.

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Hanging out with the guys in Buchanan museum.

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Martha Washington wanted to hop on and ride out of town with me.

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Martha,Donna Goodman, Ellen Cohran and Lisa Miller would like to invite you to eat at Gwen's.

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Like I said trains over me. About right here my old blue bike died and big red was pulled out.

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Bowden Junction, Ga...Postmaster Johnny Muse greeted us in Bowden Junction while one of his seasoned customers took the picture.
 

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Carrollton, Ga...Officer Jeff Vaughn was our first bike cop. Jeff averages 30 miles a day in Carrollton.
 

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Welcome to Carrollton was an understatement with Lea Campbell, Wanda Johnson and Lisa Polk around. They gave us gifts of the city.

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Newnan, Ga...R. A. Bolin greeted us in Newnan, Ga. with good wishes and directions.

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Southern architecture continues with a Tom Sawyer picket fence.

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The old Newnan courthouse in it's stately splendor.

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Greenville, Ga...Welcome to Greenville ~ Lee Scoggins and Everlene Wag were so excited to see us and hear about the Fuller Center.

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The Greenville courthouse is the center of attraction for all the residents to gather about.

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Warm Springs, Ga... Warm Springs became famous when Franklin D. Roosevelt discovered their 82 degrees mineral springs.

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The Warm Springs pools were expanded by Roosevelt for all polio sufferors.

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Warm Springs is a golden nugget of a find for the historical tourist.

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Suzanne Pike or Suzy as Roosevelt called her, was the highlight of my trip. For a personal story give me a call.

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Suzy photographed with my sons Michael and Matthew. This lady is such a class act.

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Roosevelt's little white house in Warm Springs.

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The mayor told us this is the only house Franklin D. Roosevelt ever owned.

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Warm Springs, Ga...MayorHazel Ramsey and Laura O'Neal welcomed the Fuller Center packet and want to know more. Hazel shared she had met 4 presidents.

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The train depot was rebuilt in Warm Springs because of Sabra. Good job.

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You may have guessed by now. I like Southern architecture.

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One more Warm Springs, Georgia and we are on the road again

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Waverly Hall, Ga...Chief Archie F. Hand and his 6 ft. 10 in. right hand man Jeremy Millirons welcomed the Fuller Center for Housing to Waverly Hall.

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Columbus, Ga... Columbus accomplished. We spent the night here before heading to Plains. Morgan Kimbell received our package of Fuller info.

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Plains, Ga...We rolled into Plains, home of President Jimmy Carter. The black suburbans of the secret service were everywhere.

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Biking in Plains waiting for all the Fuller bikers to gather for our ride into Americus.

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This is the train depot headquarters for the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign.

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This is the largest political memorabilia supplier in the United States. According to the owner.

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The Fuller Center bikers were like an invasion on Plains.