I have the honor of writing the foreword to “The Legend of Stuckey’s Bridge,” by historical fiction author Lori Crane. And, I couldn’t be happier! Lori and I share a passion for Southern history and legends, and our works complement each other nicely. Lori writes about the people, places, and events that made history, and I write about the spiritual residue they left behind. Our collaboration comes naturally. I am looking forward to this wonderful opportunity!
What is Stuckey’s Bridge? Where is it? What happened there? Read on:
In 1901, the Virginia Bridge & Iron Company rebuilt an aging bridge over Mississippi’s Chunky River, near the hamlet of Savoy. Amid the project, workers discovered at least twenty bodies buried beneath the river’s snaky, overgrown banks.
In earlier times, flatboaters often saw a man standing on the bridge at night, waving his lantern and offering travelers a hot meal and a soft bed for the night. “Need a good night’s sleep? Stuckey’s Inn is right around the bend! Weary wagon traveler? Stop by Stuckey’s Inn!” he would yell.
Rest in peace at Stuckey’s Inn.
The Legend of Stuckey’s Bridge, coming Fall 2013 to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.