In 1973, Cosby, Tennessee consisted of a gasoline station, a diner, a motel and a fruit stand (in season). Cosby is on the northwestern corner of Great Smoky Mountain National Park about 20 miles northeast of Gatlinburg. The gas station had this wooden shed attached where these mechanics could perform minor repairs on your car plus anything else that had a motor, i.e., a lawn mower. To make a living in a rural area like Cosby, you had to be versatile. Many people dispensed with lawnmowers and just used goats or cows to keep their yards under control.