Sunday, March 28, 2010

Waycross, Georgia


Waycross is an interesting small city in south Georgia located near the Okeefenokee Swamp. There are so many train tracks in Waycross that it's unusual to go through the city without getting stopped somewhere while a train goes through. Some noted resident's of Waycross are Burt Reynolds, Parnell Roberts (Bonanza)and Ossie Davis. The area has been the subject of several popular songs including Miller's Cave, and Gator McKlusky (sung by Jerry Reed). Ted Turner and Jane Fonda once took a detour on their way home to Atlanta to stop and eat at a Maryland Fried Chicken in Waycross. I guess animal activists do eat chicken. lol
According to Walt Kelly's famous comic strip, Pogo and the other swamp characters lived in the Okeefenokee Swamp. Waycross honors Pogo with his picture on one of their water towers.

14 comments:

Vagabonde said...

I always wished to visit the Okeefenokee Swamps – I wonder when is the best season for a visit? Will you go there and take some pictures?

Snapper II said...

Todays blog on wacross Georgia. Love that "POGO POSSUM" I wonder how many Blogers remember Pogo. There are so many things to see in the Okeefenokee
especialy Bro Gator.

AVCr8teur said...

I like your water tower too! I was thinking of you when I put up my post. :)

Tina Leigh said...

My Blue Cat lives at that swamp!

If anybody ever goes to Waycross.....eat at Wongs...best darn Chinese I ever ate!

Rose said...

Hey, this is finally shows for me. This appeared on my list of blogs I follow, but when I clicked it didn't show. And truth to tell, it was probably my computer. It acted really strange a few days back....

Waycross sounds like Terre Haute, Indiana used to be, and still is to a point. You could not go anywhere without considering getting caught by a train. They have built a couple overpasses that have helped a lot.

Becky and Gary said...

If there are train tracks it must be an awesome place. We'd be watching them for sure.
B.

Judy said...

I like seeing the country like this and I don't have to leave my house. Tho, I would love to head down there to see it in person. Thanks for sharing the "fun facts" Dot.

Happyone :-) said...

I see you still like water towers! :-) Every time I see one I think of you.

Dick said...

I like the water tower, from the top you must have a great view.

Craver Vii said...

Pogo is the cutest possum I've ever seen. Can you imagine what kind of genius it takes to make an opossum look cute?

Carletta said...

A watertower - now, Dot, you are really back!! :)

Paulie said...

Great photos and interesting by line with them. I enjoyed learning about that area. I ahve never been to GA.

Lola said...

Love that Pogo. A pretty town too. Been through there many times. Been to part of that Swamp also.
By all means go to Ga., a great state & pretty.

Jake Strickland said...

You can visit Waycross nearly anytime of the year. We have many other features and attractions as well.

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