Honest Johns

Kingsport has a couple of larger-than-life images that stand on roadsides year-round. Along with Pal’s on Lynn Garden drive (who has a big guy with a hamburger), Pratt’s Barn in Kingsport has been the home of one famous Indian for as long as I can remember.

Early today, I saw a new postcard advertising “Honest John’s” Gift Shop in its heyday in the mid-fifities. This is a pretty cool photo too with the old blue Corvette in the background of this tourist shop. I have to wonder if they had a live bear?

The old Indian still stands on Stone Drive in front of Pratt’s and is one of the many unique images in our mountain home.