Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Tuesday Treasures

  Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.

January 2023 - Toronto ON

This post should be called Randomness as it is based on unrelated conversations John and I had recently.

He mentioned Fort Knox and I reminded him that when we were there, I had borrowed by BIL's expensive camera (no digital then) and had forgotten I had it on my lap when I got out of the car so of course, it had broken. I had it fixed when we got home without telling my BIL, a very expensive fix! When I finally confessed by BIL said I should have just given it to him and he would have claimed it on his insurance!!
This led to whether we had any photos and when did we go there.
It was 1992, on our first trip to Memphis. I do have a scan of our visitor's pass.

I was curious why it said "Armor Center". I always associated it with money!

Fort Knox is a United States Army installation in Kentucky, south of Louisville and north of Elizabethtown. It is adjacent to the United States Bullion Depository, which is used to house a large portion of the United States' official gold reserves, and with which it is often conflated. It is named in honor of Henry Knox, Chief of Artillery in the American Revolutionary War and the first United States Secretary of War.

For 60 years, Fort Knox was the home of the U.S. Army Armor Center and the U.S. Army Armor School, and was used by both the Army and the Marine Corps to train crews on the American tanks of the day; the last was the M1 Abrams main battle tank. The history of the U.S. Army's Cavalry and Armored forces, and of General George S. Patton's career, is shown at the General George Patton Museum on the grounds of Fort Knox.

In 2011, the U.S. Army Armor School moved to Fort Benning, Georgia, where the Infantry School is also based. In 2014, the U.S. Army Cadet Command relocated to Fort Knox and all summer training for ROTC cadets now takes place there.

Another memory from that trip was a trip to the Football Hall of Fame. We had also stopped there in 2013.

Along the way we stopped in Berea KY for lunch.

Claremont KY

Lynchburg KY

We visited Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, 10 miles east of downtown Nashville.

1992 Nashville.

Click here and here for a 2015 visit.

Click here for our 2013 visit to Printers Alley and Ryman's Theater.


Quite a change to the new Country Music Hall of Fame!  This one opened on April 1, 1967. The original building was a barn-shaped structure located at the head of Music Row, erected on the site of a small Nashville city park.

Wonder what happened to these guys?

1992 Memphis TN

Peabody Hotel

These signs are still on Beale St.

Us in 1992 on this trip!

We stayed here on our way home.


  1. ...Jackie, you saw a bunch of treasures, but the pink Cadillac stole the show.


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