|We decided after taking Chip to the airport that we would leave for north. The campground wasn’t one that we will return to, not very nice but it worked for one night. We pulled out at 10 am with the I-75 RV Park as the stop for tonight. It is located in Tifton Georgia, Marsha and Roger should remember this stop on one of our trips. One our first stop, Brian the manager was telling us that he use to sell “Pee Cans”, we finally figured out what he was talking about, pecan nuts. He is still here after 4 years and is real proud that he is the manager. You call when you are 10 minutes from the campground and he meets you at the drive way to show you to your site. He even helps with the hook ups on the motorhome, such a nice guy. Can’t beat the price of $25 for full hook up with cable TV. It was very warm when we arrived but as evening came, off went the A/C and on with the heat. It got down to the low 50’s overnight so it was a little chilly, it did make for great sleeping. Candy took the truck and checked out the town of Tifton, and returned with shopping items.
Tifton was founded in 1872 at an important railroad junction in Berrien County. The community was named for local sawmill owner Henry H. Tift. Tifton was incorporated as a city in 1890. In 1905, it was designated county seat of the newly formed Tift County.
Progress met the south when President Eisenhower proposed a new road system that would allow travelers to get from place to place in record time, the interstate highways. The interstate was a major contributor to the demise of many downtowns but not Tifton. New areas of development came alongside these roadways as they were built. Hotels were being built along the interstate to accommodate the travelers. Service stations and shopping areas were going where the development was occurring, on the interstate.