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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Confederate Shopping

Over the Fourth of July Holiday I did a little backwoods driving and shopping.  I stopped by a little local convenience store with an unfortunate name.

Look closer

Its called Rapers.  Rapers is a store in Turtletown, TN that is actually a cross between an convenience store and a antique shop.  Inside it slightly resembles an episode of hoarders.  There are piles of boxes and random items and about 1/4 of the store is so piled with stuff that it is completely inaccessible.   There is a shoe section in the back of the store that the owners appeared to have forgotten about behind a pile of old clothes. 

Its a crowded mess, but quite impressive none the less.

Speaking of odd names, head a few feet over the state line in Tennessee you come across a little roadside bar, which everyone assumes is named "Beer". 

They have no other signs.

A few miles down the road I headed into the Copper Basin and into the small town of McCayesville, GA where I came across this little establishment.

I didn't catch the name of the place, but their specialty seems to be confederate flags.

Inside you can get about anything you want with a confederate flag on it.  Like these cute little guys.

And of course if you are having nightmares about reconstruction you should buy yourself one of these nice little rebel dream catchers.

I feel I should also point out that this store sold artificial funeral flowers that they kept in a creepy plywood backroom.

Complete with creepy baby casket.

But most impressive was their collection of belt buckles......

Here is one for the ladies.........

But I have to say, despite lacking a confederate flag, this one is my favorite.......

Keep it classy, McCayesville...........

The Carpetbagger

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  1. Best of lot of money on your shopping ban! I've had such issues with those because I always seem to find the most interesting aspects when I can't buy them!

  2. Interesting store name. It is probably named after the last name of the person who established the store. In Richmond, Indiana there is a RV store that used to be called Tom Raper RV. (

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