Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 2, 2013

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — March 1900

+Congressman C.E. Snodgrass of Crossville was chosen acting chairman of the committee that reported an amendment to the Constitution of the United States disqualifying polygamists for election as senators or representatives to congress. Polygamists should not be allowed to vote, or hold any office, civil or military, under the laws of any state or territory and a rigid enforcement of the law would land all such gentry in the penitentiary.

+Hale’s Chapel — There were two Mormon elders in this community last week.

March 1930

+Pleasant Hill — Friends of Dr. Wharton will be interested to hear she has embarked on her trip to the Orient. She spent several days in California visiting old college friends first. She assures us that the needed refreshing is being found.

+Charles Comstock, state chairman of the George Washington Masonic Memorial Association was in Washington, D.C. for its annual meeting. The association has charge of financing the handsome Masonic Temple on Shooters Hill in Alexandria, VA. The building is up to the fifth story. It will take some years to finish and likely will cost from $3 million to $5 million.

+Crab Orchard — Miss Cora Belle Burnett entertained a number of friends at her home with games and radio music.

March 1987

+A Crossville taxi cab driver was arrested for selling and possessing less than a gallon of taxed history by City police observing as he made the sale. A marked $20 bill was used. Police also confiscated his taxi where the sale took place.

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    Now that this column has passed its first birthday, I’d like to send thanks to those of you from our county and around the country who have sent messages and questions about things you’ve read in the Uncle Gib section. It is hard to cover many of these events in 500 words, and I try not go cover the same event more than three weeks. Research must be cut way down, and the most interesting information on each subject included.

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    Volunteers from the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association offer basic instruction for kayakers at the 2013 Waterfest. This year’s event is set for Saturday at Meadow Park Lake from 2 to 8 p.m. There will be activities for the whole family, with food, exhibits, kids games, live music and water activities, with TSRA instructors offering rides on canoes, kayaks and sit-on-top kayaks. There will also be pontoon tours of Meadow Park Lake from 3 to 7 p.m., offering a chance to look for wildlife. The University of Tennessee Concrete Canoe Team will be demonstrating their craft, as well, at 2:30 p.m.

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