Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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February 26, 2013

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — February 1890

+The headline was Cupid’s Capers. It was whispered about the courthouse that a “wedding on the wing” would be celebrated at the Hamby Hotel shortly. A license was procured for Thomas P. Norris and Amanda Hyder and a hurried assemblage of spectators watched as the two were made one by his Honor Judge Hamby. An indignant father and irate mother were headed to the courthouse but the knot was tied before objections could be entered. As soon as the ceremony was performed the bridal party left on mule for the Third District where a retinue of the groom’s friends were waiting to congratulate the couple.

+Capt. Lina Beecher spent last Saturday night in Crossville before starting for Cincinnati and other points east in the interest of the Genesis and Obed River railroad. He says the survey will reach Crossville in about ten days.

+What might have been a serious conflagration at the Spring Lawn Hotel Sunday morning was promptly averted yet the argument is more convincing that Crossville is badly in need of an organized fire brigade.

February 1943

+At the end of last month the most severe ice and sleet storm in many years hit the state. Ice hung on the limbs of trees for two days and many damaged power and telephone lines were out of service.

+Bethel — Last week for three days we had more ice than we have seen in years.

+Hebbertsburg — The sleet and ice damaged lots of apple and peach trees in the orchards.

+Chestnut Hill — During the icy weather last week Kenneth Martin went out to the barn and found his sow with nine fine new pigs.

+School buses must meet war efforts requirements. They are required to have a Certificate Necessity fixing the maximum number of miles of operation and authorizing the necessary fuel, parts and tires for same. Transportation is provided only for students, teachers and school employees who would have to walk more than two miles to a school or more than half a mile to a school bus trunk line.

February 1977

+Editorial — Who will feed them? It is predicted that the world population will double by 2000. Underdeveloped countries and their people must learn to feed themselves or limit births.

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