Wednesday, September 3, 2014
MADISON COUNTY FLORIDA
Here we are postcard travelers!
Hancock Hotel & Grill 1940 Madison, Florida.
We have arrived at Stop 14 of our 3,142 stops in EVERY COUNTY IN THE UNITED STATES~
*** COUNTY SEAT: Madison (same name as county)
*** Named for the fourth President of the United States, James Madison.
***One of if not the most famous voice in our music spent part of his life here:
Ray Charles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Charles
Lots of info on this link.
*** Colin Kelly also grew up here in this county. He was one of the first army officer pilots in the Far East with the WWII B17. This Flying Fortress pilot flew bombing raids in the first days after the Pearl Harbor attack. He was one of the first American heroes who sacrificed his life to save his crew when they were shot down in combat. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Kelly Check out the wonderful painting of him there.
*** A native of Greenville Geno Hayes is an American football linebacker who has played for the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
*** "foundation*antiques" has this great postcard for sale on Ebay: