Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

April 10, 2012

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — April 1898

+That wretch who took his knife and deliberately cut to pieces the horse blanket last Friday night will have ample time for reflection after he gets into the penitentiary.

+A recent business letter from Littleton, New Hampshire said, “I’m very much interested in the mountain’s future and have lots of confidence in it.” There are hundreds of people in the northern states who echo these words and are only waiting the coming of the railroad to enter the business swim here.

+Rev. H.A. True has organized a Young Men’s Christian Association. They have twenty members with prospects of many more.

+Grassy Cove — Two wagon loads of immigrants passed through our vale on their way to Grandview. They were from Indiana.

+David Con had a rail splitting last week. Mrs. Mary Loden held a rail-mauling.   

April 1924

+The first commencement in the history of Cumberland Mountain School which was established three years ago will be held.  A class of five will be the first graduates. They are Hollis Edens, Lorena Harrill, Annie Lura McCormack, Leta Smith and Lena Thurman.

+D.H. Tanner’s Mill is running full time, making about 1000 crossties a week.

+The Chronicle made note that all obituaries, resolutions of responsibilities, cards of thank, etc., will be charged for at 10 cents a line; 6 words to a line. To be paid for strictly in advance.

April 1987

+The April 1 Crossville Chronicle printed its front page upside down wishing readers Happy April Fools!

+The Lady Vols drubbed the Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters 67-44 to win the 1987 Women’s Basketball Championship Sunday afternoon in Austin, Texas.

+A long letter was sent to the editor pleading that the old Palace Theatre be razed because of its deteriorating condition.

+Lake Tansi residents interested in cable TV may have it soon.

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