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80 Years Ago

Archives 04-12-2000

80 Years Ago


April 8, 1920 to April 14, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Put this question to yourself: If Livingston was no better than I am trying to make it, would I want to live in it?

Houston Howard came to town a few days ago from McMinnville and went to the home of his cousins, T.W. and P.I. Carlock. He was the Supt. of Clay Faulkner's Woolen Mills for many years. His father, Nelson J. Howard, will be remembered as a pre-war resident and merchant of Livingston.

The lot sale at Alpine Saturday was pronounced a success. The ten acre plat cut up into lots, brought an average of a little over $150 an acre. J.C. Bilbrey and S.B. Harward bought a lot and will build on them. All the lots must have houses on them within two years.

Look over Fleming & Myers Co.'s line of bargain Oxford. They'll save you money. Ask to see the Bargain Counter.

The Cost of War
The total cost of the war is estimated by the Treasury Department at $32,830,000,000.

Herb. Hoover might have gained more notoriety if he had stayed on the political fence instead of falling off on the republican side.

Women will vote in the November election.

50 lbs. pure hog lard at $12.50 per can. Compound lard $11.50. Overton Supply Co.

Allen Freeman spent Sunday with his brother, Morgan, at Algood.

Mr. and Mrs. Porter Bilbrey, of Oak Hill, visited their daughter, Mrs. S.T. Benson recently.

Mrs. M.M. Roberts and little son, Will Albert, have returned from Nashville.

Mrs. John Cook spent several days visiting relatives.

Mrs. Albert Mitchell is reported better, and the nurse has returned to Nashville.

Atty. E.D. White made a trip to Monroe Thursday.

Walter Boswell has moved back to his farm and Millard Oakley moved into the house vacated by Mr. Boswell.

Mrs. B.N. Howard spent last week with her son Dr. W.A. Howard at Cookeville.

E.F. Copeland & Co. are installing a Delco lighting plant in their garage.

Rhode Island Reds. Eggs for sale at $1.00 per setting of 15. Mattie J. Chapin

Shirley Looper is home from the State University at Knoxville.

Miss Geneva Bohannon has returned to college after visiting home folks.


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