November 6,1919 to November 12, 1919
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)
Thanksgiving Day Proclaimed
"Wherefore, I Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States
of America, hereby designate Thursday, the 27th day of November
next, for observance as a day of Thanksgiving by my fellow countrymen,
inviting them to cease on that day from their ordinary tasks and
to unite in their home in ascribing thanksgiving.
"In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused
the seal of the United States to be affixed.
" Done in the District of Columbia this, in the fifth day of
November, in the year, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen, and
of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and forty-fourth
(signed) Woodrow Wilson
E.J. Bell is moving a mill to Pall Mall.
School will close at Lone Maple next Friday.
Mrs. J.B. Duncan visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cole near
Monroe, last Sunday.
Farmers in Eagle Creek are still looking for plow weather.
Mrs. May Bilbrey fell out of a wagon Sunday morning and broke her
Henry Robbins moved to Nettle Carrier.
A large crowd at Ozone last Saturday night.
M.M. Robbins and J.B. Duncan are both building barns on their farms
in Eagle Creek.
Henry Foxford visited J.R. Richards last week.
E.D. White is at Gainesboro attending court.
Miss Anna Mary Draper, of Nashville, is visiting her grand parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Draper.
Fred Copeland, of Beaver Hill, spent part of last week with his
son, County Clerk A.C. Copeland.
Buck and Charlie Oakley, and their sister, Mrs. Tipton, of Crawford,
were here several days last week.
The street commissioners are doing the long needed job of putting
rock on Depot Street.
The Alvin York school project seems to be progressing nicely. Already
$40,000 has been secured and one man asks the privilage of building
one wing which, it seems, means $50,000 more.
Ridley Mullins was down from Alpine Saturday and informed us that
the school was starting off with splendid attendance.
E.M. Hammock has bought Mrs. Allie McCormack's place, where E.M.
Copeland now lives.
Miss Mattie Crabtree left Tuesday for Nashville where she will
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