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David Melson

Picturing the Past 156: The Goat Man

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 2:38 PM
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  • I do remember him selling post cards.I had one for years.

    -- Posted by mytaxesaremine on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, at 3:00 PM
  • Since "The Goat Man" was mentioned in the last blog I did a search on Google, and there is a video and many stories about his travels.He was in the T.G.on May 9 1990,and The Tennessean May 25 2006.I have seen him several times back in the '50's.

    -- Posted by Cal t on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, at 5:18 PM
  • I remember several times my parents would take me out to see the goat man, and remembering that I could not believe he lived that way. The times that I saw him, he was off 41A behind a restaurant and bar called the Merry Go Round. I don't remember my Dad ever talking to him and we never got too close probably because of the smell. Word seem to get around fast that he was in town, because there always seemed to be a crowd gathered around. There are several good articles on the internet on his life.

    -- Posted by cookie on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, at 7:10 PM
  • I saw the Goat Man when I was a teenager in the 50's in Shelbyville as he would camp down by the Duck River Dam. My wife had a photo of him as he passed through Massachusetts back in those days too.

    -- Posted by henrys on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 7:11 AM
  • I saw him also back in early 50's on Nolensville Road when I lived in Nashville and he camped at Mill Creek. He came by several times over the years.

    My Mother would always make him a plate of food and take to him.

    -- Posted by roadrunner on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 1:10 PM
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