July 1891

+ A traveling horse doctor and a “cheap John” establishment are gathering in the shekels of our citizens this week.

+  The people of Madisonville are excited over the story of a tramp, who on his death bed, said he had buried a bag of gold in a creek bottom near that town during the war and was on his way to get it when death overtook him. Picks and shovels are in demand.

+  The Sunday School Quarterly did not arrive last week and for the information of those not in attendance Sunday we call attention to the fact that the lesson for next Sunday is IIKings, 7th chapter, first to 16th verses.

+  A man from New Orleans fired six shots into the cyclorama at Chattanooga Thursday. He had been in the original battle and imagined he was attacking the advancing columns, so true to life is the picture.

July 1915

+  Howard Springs – A sudden and singular flash of lightning struck the galvanized roof of the scale house on the L.H. Bell farm. Charles B. Turner was repairing a hay frame about 25 feet from the scale house. He saw where the lightning struck but the shock made him unconscious and he remained so for some time.

+ Over 1000 persons lost their lives in the Chicago River when the steamer Eastland turned turtle at the dock while on the eve of starting with 2,500 men, women and children picnickers, employees of the Western Electric Company. Federal and state authorities are taking active steps to ascertain the cause of the disaster.

+ Crab Orchard – Miss Marie Cline was successful in winning a trip to the Panama Exposition through the Chattanooga newspaper’s contest. Her many friends wish her a pleasant trip and are quite proud of her winning the prize.

July 1980

+ Mary Crabtree wrote a letter to the paper on the 15th birthday of the Cumberland County Playhouse. “I remember that first opening night 15 years ago, July 15, 1965. After the show Paul and I sat and talked about the incredible task it had been to get the Playhouse open. We were filled with the joy of accomplishment, and I, in my pride in Paul. ‘No,’ Paul answered. This place is remarkable. It could never have happened any place else but in Crossville! Thank you, Cumberland County. They have been good years.”

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