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What’s now Inked Pig was first made famous thanks to a black bear and steam locomotives
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The Inked Pig barbecue restaurant in Gainesville serves customers Friday, June 11, 2021, during lunch time. The barbecue restaurant is inside a historic Gainesville building that started off as a railroad cafe. In the days where the train was the main mode of transportation, travelers got off the locomotive nearby and stopped to eat at the restaurant. - photo by Scott Rogers
Walking toward the Inked Pig on Main Street in Gainesville, Garland Reynolds Jr. smiled as he remembered the days when steam-operated locomotives stopped in Gainesville to fill up on water.