Maybe it's just me. But I was really fascinated that Bailey is the home of the Country Doctor Museum.
So I decided to spend the time and go on the tour.
It didn't look like much, basically like an average-sized house with a barn next to it.
But the museum actually tells the unique story of rural towns like Bailey.
I watched the five-minute video and went on the 45-minute tour and learned quite a bit.
What made it all the more impressive was to just put things into perspective. I wasn't born in the U.S., and, as a little boy, I benefited from alternative medicine. If not for the procedure, I might not have the use of my right leg.
Back in the day, in Bailey, many people knew one doctor for a lifetime. He traveled throughout the area, and he often bartered his expertise. For instance, in his official ledger, one doctor noted that he was going to receive a 17-pound turkey.
I saw the process of how pills were made to provide "cures" for everything from flatulence to freckles.
I also saw leeches and tools that you wouldn't want anywhere near you today.