Celebrities, just a bit less lievely
NOT spends his time hobnobbing with celebrities all the time, but sometimes he has to hang out with them when they can't run any more. The final resting place of some of the duck's famous friends are often worthy of a visit by NOT, even if the conversation is not the most sparkling.
Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones
Bobby Jones was one of the greatest golfers to live, though he only competed as an armature. He gained fame for making the "Grand Slam" and winning all four major golf competitions of the time in one year. Legions of fans still pay homage to him by leaving golf balls at his grave in Atlanta.
Lion of the Confederacy
In Oakwood Cemetery, the Lion of the Confederacy sleeps and keeps watch over the Confederate Soldiers buried in Oakwood Cemetery. It is a copy by Thomas M. Brady of a sculpture designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and created by Lukas Ahorn that is in Lucerne, Switzerland.
John Pemberton was a druggist in Columbus, Georgia. In 1886 after playing around with various recipes, he came up with a drink to calm nerves and cure headaches. That drink gained fame under the marketed name Coca Cola.
Taking a small manual thresher, Jerome I. Case and established the J I Case Company (later the Case Corporation). He is recognized as the first man in America to harnass steam engine power for use in agriculture.
Samuel Curtis Johnson
Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr.was the fourth generation of his family to lead S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. He was the son of Herbert Fisk Johnson, Jr. and the great-grandson of company founder, Samuel Curtis Johnson, Sr. Johnson, a celebrated business icon, turned a relatively small wax company into a multi-billion-dollar global household name.
Gilbert Knapp founded the settlement of Port Gilbert in 1834 at the place where the Root River empties into Lake Michigan. The name "Port Gilbert" was never really accepted, and in 1841 the community was incorporated as the village of Racine. It was incorporated as a city after Wisconsin became a state.
Tyrus "Ty" Cobb, the "Georgia Peach" is considered to be the best baseball players of the "dead-ball" era and one of the greatest players of the game of all time. He was also known as a a racist and misanthrope proving that jerkdom is not an impediment to greatness.
|North American Travel||
United States Travel
Photos courtesy of J.J. Kwashnak, Russ Minton
Last Updated September 2008