Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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October 23, 2012

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — October 1898

+The primary pupils are rejoicing that their swing has been restored to swinging condition. They are much interested in their swinging lessons and are making good use of their opportunities.

+Considerable damage was done at Widow Wyatt’s by the recent frost.

+At last, the county court has closed a contract for the construction of a new jail. It will cost $6,000 and be of the latest model. The steel work will be mob and drill proof and will equal any jail in the land.

+Since the quarantine went into effect in the yellow fever districts in the south, the railroads and local authorities have assumed such complete charge of the movements of travelers that passengers are relieved of the necessity of deciding when or where they want to go or whether they care to go or not. A passenger heading for Mobile might find the trainsmen locking all the doors and the cars speeding on past the town to somewhere else. It is too much like taxation without representation.

October 1933

+Miss Gladys Parham, who has just returned from taking a “brush-up” course at a beauty school in Kentucky, was awarded second prize in marcelling at a contest held there.

+A prominent health official of the state recently said, diphtheria, the most dreaded disease of childhood can be eliminated the same as smallpox has been, but only the parents can do it. Every child on reaching age six months should receive toxin-anti-toxin to make it safe from diphtheria.

+The Taft Highway ten-piece band will play a concert in Crossville. Our people are destined to have the pleasure of hearing what would cost one dollar or more in the city for only 15 and 20 cents. At some places this band has charged $5 a couple at dances.

October 1987

+A sewing plant in Crab Orchard was damaged by fire. The building also had two apartments, and two families were left homeless. Damage is estimated at $50,000.


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