Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 6, 2012

Looking Back

By Dorothy Copus Brush
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — November 1897

+Clark Shattler, one of the leading new dealers of Cincinnati, is here for a few weeks. He is interested in a patent for the manufacture of kegs and barrels from wood pulp. A company will soon be formed and the product put on the market. He feels there is a bright prospect for a fortune in the new invention.

+The people of Monterey and vicinity are again agitating the question of petitioning the legislature to establish a new county seat.

+James Taylor and family and friends have tasted the coffee berry or bean that he raised this year. It is said that some coffee drinkers like it better than coffee. Its use would save needless expense for that drink. It is not a new plant and the seed is sold by seedmen. It can be raised for two to three cents a pound.

November 1921

+Many persons viewed the partial eclipse of the moon that occurred here on October 23 at 6 p.m. At its greatest height the moon was obscured for about two thirds of its surface. It lasted more than an hour.

+There is very little economic difference between the man and woman of today. A woman spends her money for attire and a man spends his money for a tire.

+Last week Paul Linde sold his 40-acre farm laying two miles south of town for $1,800. The farm comprises 40 acres, 20 of which are cleared and have been under cultivation for one or more years. There is also a good barn, a good two-room log house, a splendid well and several young fruit trees.

November 1987

+Holiday Hills residents left the Crossville City Council meeting angry. They expressed displeasure over the low water level at Holiday Lakes. The lake was full in July and the water is now down four feet leaving a receding shoreline.