Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 3, 2012

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — June 1887

+The courthouse is now carpeted with jute matting of a handsome pattern. At the last quarterly court, the chairman was ordered to purchase the carpet to prevent the noise of shuffling feet and drowning out all other sounds. It adds vastly to the appearance. It cost $40.00.

+Elijah Walker, Crossville, advertised that he was a practical Blacksmith and Wagon Maker. Horseshoeing is a specialty. He repairs all kinds of job work. First-class work at reasonable prices

+This is about the right time of year for cholera morbus. The apples are hard and green and a few taken with sufficient buttermilk will produce it every time.

June 1924

+Some weeks ago the Chronicle pointed to the vote cast for President Coolidge in the primary as evidence that people are getting over their orgie of isms and near Bolshevism that swept certain sections of the country the past year or two. Seeing the grand change in what might be learned from the Bolshevism type of rule it is certainly evident that the voters are beginning to realize where radical policies are sure to lead and they have begun to vote with more reason and sanity than for some months.

+While working on the Memphis to Bristol highway west of town, two men were seriously injured by the explosion of 100 dynamite caps. They had a piece of fuse which they thought to be bad and they were directed to cut off the bad part and throw it away. After cutting it off they lit a match to it to see if it was good. It was and sparks flew igniting the box of 100 caps nearby.

+Ozone – Mr. & Mrs. H.G. Sabine of Rockwood, accompanied by the Mossip school faculty of Harriman, motored here Thursday.                

June 1987

+Starting salaries for teachers with bachelor degrees in Cumberland County is $15,448. In a survey done by the Tennessee Education Association that ranks 64th out of 134 school systems.

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  • IMG_2558.jpg Understanding the structure of addiction and recovery

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