Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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November 13, 2012

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — November 1891

+Halloween comes but once a year and the young folks remembered it. After a party at a home they removed various property around town and then sang choruses to entertain the drowsy county officials from the courthouse lawn. Next morning each merchant and businessman claimed his property had the appearance of being in a big swapping match.

+Fire was discovered about 4 a.m. in the express room of the Rockwood depot. Night operator Grubbs immediately put out the alarm and soon a large crowd had gathered. They saved all the books, papers, etc., in the office, together with the heavy freight which was left on the platform. Very little merchandise belonging to Crossville was burned.

+Do your hens lay eggs? Have you any to spare? This editor seldom gets an opportunity to taste this rare fruit and wishes to lay in a supply for a Christmas dinner. Bring in some and he will credit you on your subscription to the amount you bring.

November 1921

+By joint action both houses of Congress authorized President Harding to declare Armistice Day, November 11, a legal holiday. He asked the whole country to stop for two minutes at noon in honor of that day and the unknown soldier who died in France.  At noon November 11 that soldier will be buried with honors at Arlington. It is likely every railroad train will stop when the hour comes regardless of where they chance to be.

+Trustee T.F. Brown and son Clay went hunting last week and Mr. Brown had the good fortune to kill three wild turkeys with one shot. They were wallowing and all three raised their heads at the same time. Turkeys seem to be unusually plentiful in the woods this year.

+The man killed by his stepson had no relatives to care for his remains. He was brought to town and placed in the undertaking department of Bilbrey Brothers hardware store awaiting burial by the county.

November 1987

+During Sen. Jim Sasser’s community meeting at the Cumberland County Courthouse the Judge Bork nomination for U.S. Supreme Court dominated the questions asked by those attending.

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