The Harris Line

The Harris Line

Joseph H. “FreeJoe” Harris was many things during his life. He was an Agricultural farmer, Bee farmer, Minister, Master builder of houses and churches and an Innkeeper. He owned a stagecoach line that ran along the Bolivar/Memphis Trail (Highway 64) from Bolivar, Tennessee to Memphis, Tennessee with an occasional trip to Jackson, Tennesssee. Stagecoaches made their mark with the development of the west. The majority of them were under contract to the United States Government to carry mail, notices of new legislation, payrolls to troops during The civil War and transfer money. Joseph H. “FreeJoe” Harris required his drivers to blow a Ram’s horn when they got a certain distance from his Inn. The cooks would begin preparing meals for the travelers on his stagecoaches. The travelers would eat, get a good wash and sleep over for the night. Joseph H. “FreeJoe” Harris believed in customer service. This replica was built by Fayette County, Tennessee artist, Simon Jackson Jr. All Materials are authentic.

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