Weekly Meeting; Topic: Odd & Interesting Gallatin History
Posted By Josh Nelson
450 W Main St. Suite B1 Gallatin
“Did you know that about Gallatin history?”
That’s the topic of this week’s meeting: interesting and odd nuggets about where we call home.
Did you know that the second tallest man in recorded history – Bud Rogan – lived in Gallatin? He was 8’8″. Yeah, not a typo – eight feet and eight inches tall.
Did you know at one point in time only boy dogs were allowed on The Square and not females…and speaking of females, Lumpkins has found a book entitled “The Laws and Ordinances of the Corporation of Gallatin” from 1888 which said women of “lewd” nature were to be home by 8:00 pm.
Yes, Gallatin had prostitutes in the 1880’s; still does, according to the police department.
Did you know about how some Confederates snuck out of Gallatin using the caves under The Square and what is now the jail? Did you know that 106 people were hung on The Square? Did you know about how America’s first mail air delivery happened in Gallatin using a hot air balloon?
Jerry Lumpkins, a teacher, former college basketball coach, and historian will tell us about all this and more.