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80 Years Ago

Archives 08-09-2000

85 Years Ago


August 5, 1915 to August 11, 1915
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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If horses could talk, man's inhumanity to them would be the chief subject of their conversation.

A well kept graveyard speaks much for a community. We furnish nice, up-to-date tombstones. Livingston Marble Works

Divers are said to be spending several hours daily at the bottom of the Cumberland river near the Sparkman Street bridge in Nashville, under a pretext of hunting the missing records from City Hall. But, it must be remembered that several thousand bottles of beer and whiskey were recently dumped into the river at that point, and too that liquor is getting scarce in Nashville.

Have you sown your turnip greens?

The fear of drought was completely banished by a splendid rain last night.

Mrs. Lula S. Bradford, of Nashville, died last Friday, Mrs. Bradford was formerly Miss Staggs, daughter of the late P.D. Staggs.

Mrs. R.T. Bilbrey, of Olga, visited here last week.

Dawson McCormick took his little boy to Nashville today for medical treatment.

Born to T.F. Stephens and wife Tuesday, a girl. Dr. Wm. Breeding attending physician.

Mr. and Mrs. Benton Hopkins, of Heard, were in town Saturday buying their household goods.

Miss Mary Step, and brother, of Moodyville, visited relatives in Livingston last week.

Shady Garrett is all smiles because it is another boy at his place, born August 1st.

J.G. Eastland is having a big kiln of lime burned on his farm east of town and will use it on the land.

Henrietta Story returned from her vacation Tuesday and will get things in readiness for the school to begin.

Ida and Leann Hill, of Gunter, visited relatives in Livingston last week.

E.B. Gray has moved his jewlery shop into the B&O Drug Store. Arvin Thrasher will remain in the old shop and have charge of the pressing department in which Gray was a partner.

Anderson Masters died yesterday.

R.L. Mitchell spent Sunday with his family here.



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