Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 5, 2013

Looking Back

By Dorothy Copus Brush
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — February 1900

+Will and White Bandy are fitting the Cother building opposite the Chronicle office for a barbershop. They intend to put in cold and hot bath arrangements and expect to be in business in about two weeks.

+Mr. Little, the mail carrier, had a nice little walk in the rain Monday. His horse got frightened by an umbrella and took French leave.

+School tuition rates: First and second grades, 50 cents a month: Third and fourth grades, 75 cents a month: Fifth and sixth grades, $1.00 a month: Seventh and eighth grades, $1.25 a month.     

February 1922

+Snowfall in this section thus far this winter has been beyond ordinary. The fall of snow last week here showed a depth of six inches at daylight and it is estimated that fully ten inches fell as it melted constantly as it fell.

+Herbert Hoover, secretary of commerce, may head an international commission to disarm China. China now has the largest standing army or group of armies in any nation in the world.

+Some twenty business men of the town met and organized a Chamber of Commerce for Crossville. They elected G.E. Harrison, president; T.E. Measamer, secretary; and J.S. Reed, treasurer.

+Steps were taken to put in a cannery plant here this season to can tomatoes and string beans. Most of those present agreed to pay $1 a month into the treasury for at least a year.

February 1960

+The heaviest snowfall of many years began about 10 Friday evening, Feb. 12. The official snowfall was 14 inches. Roads were clogged, streets blocked, schools and industries closed. Lantana Road was blocked by five-foot drifts.                                                                                    

+A 6-foot, 11-inch golden eagle was the victim of a predator trap in the Catoosa area. It was released and not seriously injured. When it is completely healed it will be released. It weighs over 10 pounds and its body length is 33 inches.