Waverly, TN - A Day of Planning
Trip Start Oct 17, 2012
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Today we decided that we (tongue-in-cheek) are urban riders rather than rural riders, and would rather ride on highways than on narrow country roads with huge hills, little riding room, and with nothing around us except those wily chasing' dogs!. So we spent the day changing our route to more traveled roads. We also attempted to watch the Bears' game. We saw all of the first ten minutes and the last six minutes as they clobbered Tennessee. GO BEARS!
Later, after Patrick returned home from a re-enactment faire with a performance of Celtic singers, we had great conversation. He told us about the history of the Nolan House and that it had at least one famous guest. Jesse James lived here for four years with his wife Zee, while hiding from the law. He rented land under his alias, Dave Howard and was known for bringing plenty of food to church socials that he was known to attend regularly. He also made a track near the farm where he would race his horse, Red Fox. His wife gave birth to twins here but both had died soon after and were buried at the Link Farm a few miles from the hotel. James moved away in 1878 or 79. The house has only had three owners since that time.