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Sewanee, Tennessee: Templeton Library and Statue

Sir John Templeton was a member of the superrich, but for Roadsiders he'll be remembered for his full color statue of himself.

730 Templeton Way, Sewanee, TN
From US-41A south of Sewanee, turn left (south) onto TN-56/S. Sherwood Rd. Drive one mile. Turn right onto St. Marys Lane and drive 1.5 miles until it ends at the library.
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Templeton Library and Statue

Sir John Templeton, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, was a Tennessee native, notorious financier, and spiritualist crackpot. His library was his own; it was never meant for the public. Since his death in 2008 -- he lived to be 95 -- the building has been rented out for apartments. In front of the building stands a full-color statue of Templeton, circa 1950. Now that he's dead, visitors have been posting rude photos of themselves hanging off of the statue. It may not last much longer.

[Kevin, 03/31/2019]

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