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80 Years Ago

Archives 10-6-99

80 Years Ago

October 9, 1919, to October 15, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)


Miss M.K. Schoenhait, teacher at Alpine, was in town Monday after school supplies. She told us that work on what is to be known as the "teachers home" is now going on. The building is to be of stone.

Train your parents as you would have them do, seems to be a proverb of a 20th century kid.

Charlie Dale is now with Maxwell Bros. Grocery Co.

Miss Houston, of New York, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. L.E. Garrett.

Herman Estes and wife are in Nashville.

Charley Oakley, who has been in Ohio since returning from the army, is here for a few days.

J.A. Young has sold his farm at Netherland to a Mr. Nivens.

Forrest Stockton left Tuesday for Dexter, Ga., where he will teach. He obtained the services of Miss Grace Copeland, who is now teaching with Miss Barnes.

Farmers in Allons are busy sowing wheat.

Fentress county, Tenn., has voted $50,000 more bonds to complete the pike across that county, which has already been graded. It is understood now that this pike will connect with the Pickett county pike near Mr. Ed Hildreth's. It is now up to this county to connect with this pike.

Some Queer Names
A few of the queer names now on file in the War Department at Washington are the following:
Issac Didnot Butcher, the mystery of the bureau.
Asad Experience Wilson, Van Hook, N.D.
Mih Gosh, 220 Halsted Street, Chicago, Ill.
Green Horn, Statesboro, Ga.
Velvet Couch, Brinkly, Ark.
Paris Green, Huntingdon, W. Va.
Chocolate Candy Clark, Prescott, Ark.
Owen Money, Middleboro, Ky.
Willie Darling, Washington, D.C.

W.T. Dotson, of Monroe, has returned from Illinois.

Albert Officer is in Knoxville for his second year work in Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Shirley Looper and Arvin Thrasher are among the members of the Freshman class at the University.

A big line of comforts, blankets, baby blankets, bath robes, etc. at Fleming & Myers. The Alpine community school will open Monday, October 20. The new teacherage, a building 40x43 feet, on which work has already been started, will be used for school purposes as soon as completed. The new school house, a building 80x90 feet, will be started in the near future. Children ten years of age or older will be admitted at once.




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