Callaway-Christmas-Maddox vs. Callaway

Christmas Village decorations still hanging over the entrance to the Circus Tent at Callaway Gardens.  It”s a little more than 80 miles southwest of Atlanta.  I was there Sunday for 3 different races.  You could choose a 5K, marathon or half-marathon.  I chose the shortest distance. 

Callaway is a wonderful place to visit.  It’s a beautiful place to run.  I’ll always remember that Callaway Scion Bo Callaway missed becoming Georgia’s governor because Democrats at the time controlled the state legislature.  Neither Democrat Lester Maddox nor Republican Callaway received 50%  plus one of the vote.   So the law provided that the legislature decide.  The year was 1966.  The legislators chose Maddox.  Bo Callaway went on to a national cabinet post as Secretary of the Army.

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