Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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August 7, 2012

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — August 1897

+School was to have begun Monday but has been postponed on account of the illness of Mrs. Martin, who has been the teacher for three terms out of the last four.

+The Crossville Nine went over to Grassy Cove and succeeded in “doing” the sluggers of that place in a game of ball notable for its many errors and heavy batting on both sides. The Crossvillians explain it was important to arouse their side to the importance of taking particular pains to field the ball on account of the blackberry bushes surrounding the diamond. The score was 12-16.

+Esq. J.L. Selby was thrown from his mule as he returned home Saturday and was hurt very badly. He had to be brought home in a hack.

August 1921

+The remains of Sergeant Milo Lemert who fell on the firing lane in France September 29, 1918, arrived here last Saturday and were interred in the city cemetery Sunday with military and civic honors. Several members of the Milo Lemert Post of the American Legion, Monterey, accompanied the remains to the cemetery, conducted brief ceremonies and fired a salute over the grave. The exercises were concluded by the Crossville Masonic Lodge of which Sgt. Lemert was a member.

A large concourse of people turned out and the Christian Church was packed to capacity. Many others waited outside. Never has there been a more universal outpouring of the people to show marks of respect than on this occasion.

+The art of weaving the mineral fiber in asbestos which is ordinarily indestructible, was discovered at a comparatively late period of civilization. Woven, it was used in the ancient pyre to preserve the royal ashes.

August 1987

+29 cows struck and killed by lightning. 23 milk cows were huddled under a tree which was struck by a bolt of lightning and then ran through the herd on Taylor’s Chapel Road. Another strike on U.S. 127 N killed six cattle valued at $3000.


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