Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 29, 2013

Looking Back

By Dorothy Copus Brush
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — January 1900

+David Cry, son of Uncle Hugh Cry, went to Blount County last month. David is now of age and goes to claim a small inheritance that awaits him there. He expects to enter school at either Marysville College or some other point in that county and hopes to continue for two years. David is an honest and well behaved young man, and his many friends here are gratified to learn Dame Fortune has smiled on him.

+G.M. Martin, proprietor of the Cumberland Livery Stable, has recently become a member of the real estate firm of Burnett and Dunbar. Mr. Martin is one of the most energetic, careful and successful business men in the county, and the resources and experience he brings to this popular and thriving firm will add much to their facilities for prompt and satisfactory service.

January 1930

+Work began the first week in January at the Crab Orchard Stone Co. quarry, four miles east of Crossville. The company has a force of 25 men now working at the quarry. Around 25 head of mules and about 15 Negroes are at work stripping the two feet of dirt from the rock from an area of about two acres. It is expected to take all winter to remove the dirt so quarrying can proceed. As it develops this quarry will likely employ 75 to 100 men.

+Baker’s Cross Roads — Sunday School has closed for the next three months on account of muddy roads and bad weather.

+Daysville — The county is having the road slagged between here and the new Memphis-to-Bristol highway which was badly needed as the road was almost impassable

January 1960

+The Monticello Canning Co. is signing contracts with farmers who will be growing peppers this year.

+Richard Hatler, 17, of Crossville, was named the best 4-H Club Citizen in the state. The Cumberland County High School senior’s major interests are safety and good citizenship.