“Pull-Tight” was the nickname Anderson P. Corder gave Blairsville in the early days. The east bank of the Big Muddy River was very high, and drivers had to put on all their brakes as they drove down to the river.
Mr. Corder, a Marion lawyer and member of the legislature, always insisted that the bull frogs on one bank of the river hollered, “Pull tight!” as their advice when he started down the sharp incline, and when he was safely across the bull frogs of the Six Mile greeted him with the announcement, “Hard times!”
See also, Blairsville History
(Extracted from Pioneer Folks and Places, Barbara Barr Hubbs, 1939, on sale at the Williamson County Museum)