A Tombstone Every Mile
|"A Tombstone Every Mile"|
|Single by Dick Curless|
|from the album A Tombstone Every Mile|
|Dick Curless singles chronology|
"A Tombstone Every Mile" is a song written by Dan Fulkerson and recorded by American country music artist Dick Curless. It was released in January 1965 as the lead single from the album of the same name. The song stayed at number five for two weeks and spent a total of seventeen weeks on the chart. The song refers to the "Haynesville Woods", an area around the small town of Haynesville in Aroostook County in northern Maine noted for many automobile crashes. Truck drivers would ship potatoes to market in Boston and a dangerous hairpin turn in the route through Haynesville was the inspiration for the song.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||5|
|U.S. Cash Box Country Singles||10|
- Joel Whitburn's Top Country Singles, 4th Edition, Record Research Inc, Menomonee Falls, WI, 1998
- Russo, Bill. "Dick Curless: The Forgotten Baron of Country Music". HubPages.