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 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.

The southern beginning of US129 in Chiefland, FL at US19.

Northern terminus US129 at Knoxville Where it intersects I-40

Ron & Nancy with Larry the Cable Guy, during the filming of "Only in America" summer of 2013.

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

Exciting Roads

Tail of the Dragon Tennessee/North Carolina

Diamondback 226 North Carolina

Cherohala Skyway North Carolina/Tennessee

Moonshiner 28 North Carolina/Georgia/SouthCarolina

Foothills Parkway Tennessee

Smoky Mountain Loop Tennessee/North Carolina

Devils Triangle Tennessee

Gambler North Carolina

Six Gap North Georgia

Historic Pages

Brazilian Court Hotel Palm Beach

Thunderbird Resort North Carolina

Santeetlah Marina North Carolina


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