Ron and Nancy Johnson first discovered the 11 miles of US129 today known as the Tail of the Dragon in 1975. They launched the website TailoftheDragon.com in 2000 and began collecting photos and information about the road. It soon became a project that included the entire 500 plus miles of US129 from Chiefland Florida to Knoxville Tennessee.
Ronald E. Johnson retired from the West Palm Beach Fire Department in 1991 after 22 years of service. He relocated to the small Smoky Mountain community of Robbinsville, North Carolina. He and his wife Nancy operate several successful businesses, including the world famous Tail of the Dragon. Their 20 acre home has a substantial vegetable garden, wooded trails, a flock of chickens and motorcycle collection.
Other sites by Ron and Nancy
Contact Ron directly mailto:info@TailoftheDragon.com