Historic Rugby

I rode to Rugby, TN on November 14,2009 to try and obtain a Tennessee Historical Commission stamp for my Passport Stamp collection.  From what I understand the Tennessee Historical Commission placed rubber stamps at approximately 95 hisoric sites within Tennessee.  There was a book for sale that listed all of the stamps and people who were so inclined could visit the sites and collect the stamps of the sites.  Over the intervening years man of the stamps have been lost.  I've visited 30 of the sites so far and have only gotten 19 stamps, the others are missing.

Rugby is an interesting town.  According to their web site, "... the restored Victorian village founded in 1880 by British author and social reformer, Thomas Hughes.  It was to be a cooperative, class-free, agricultural community for younger sons of English gentry and others wishing to start life anew in America.  At its peak, some 350 people lived in the colony.  More than 70 buildings of Victorian design graced the townscape on East Tennessee's beautiful Cumberland Plateau."

I just stopped at the Visitors Center (GPS coordinates: N36.36024, W84.70034) and then rode down the main street through town.  There are a number of antique stores, bed-and-breakfast inns, and other interesting places to visit.  I was trying to get back to Nashville before 2:00 (I didn't quite make it) so I didn't stick around very long.  A few photos are below.