Sunday, March 28, 2010
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.