Besides the tank, there was a cotton gin, and my uncle’s general store, where I worked many a summer as a kid.
Rust has just about taken over this little farming community center, but the memories in my mind are as fresh as the day they were born.
These great shots were sent to me by my cousin Mark, whose mother still operates the new general store there. Mark works in the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Underground Storage Tanks, as an environmental specialist. He assured me he had nothing to do with the destruction of this old landmark!
Apparently the property, including the tank and cotton gin, were recently auctioned. He fears the gin will also meet the same demise soon.
Five Points is where my grandparents settled, and began farming, after coming by covered wagon from
Maybe soon, we will have a family reunion and we can again refresh our rusted memories!