Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Some time ago we noted here that when Joe Webb of Webb. v. McGowin fame was working at the W.T. Smith Lumber Company back in the 1920s, one of his co-workers was Alonzo Huble "Lon" Williams, driver of the train that brought the logs to the mill (left). Lon's son Hiram, nicknamed "Hank," went on to be one of the greatest country singers and songwriters of all time.
We noted that Hank wrote a song about his daddy and the W.T. Smith log train. Well, somebody has now come up with a YouTube version of Hank Williams's performance of The Old Log Train, illustrated with photos of Williams and the old W.T. Smith mill. Enjoy!
(P.S. Maybe Jeremy knows how to insert the video into the post, but I can't figure it out.)Happy to oblige: