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You know a restaurant is worth visiting if it's immortalized in song. The Red Hot received its homage in a tune penned by country musician Marty Stuart, who called it "one of the last great truck stops in America." Stuart's song "Truckstop," performed by George Jones and Emmylou Harris, captured the essence of the place he considered "the Southern edge personified:" "At a red hot truck stop with a dirt floor parking lot, A waitress named Shirley, Poured him some coffee and she said, 'Hello stranger where're you going?'"

But the Red Hot's historic appeal is not limited to tore of good food and interesting people. Amateur fossil hunters first found ancient sharks' teeth in the woods just beyond the parking lot in the 1970s, and later digs by paleontologists at this site have uncovered an impressive variety of plant and animal fossils that date back more than 55 million years.

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Date:May 1, 2006
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