Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past
June 9, 2022
June 5, 1952
Ernest “Pop” Rasbury won a monkey on a bet with a hotel manager while he was accompanying Senator Estes Kefauver on the campaign trail in Florida. After Florida Governor Fuller Warren challenged Kefauver to a public debate, Rasbury made the statement that “the governor would not show up” and offered to bet a Florida monkey against a Tennessee racoon that the governor would not be on hand for the meeting. The hotel manager agreed to take Rasbury’s challenge; and when the hour for the debate arrived, Governor Warren was nowhere to be seen....
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