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80 Years Ago

Archives 09-27-2000

85 Years Ago


September 9, 1915 to September 15, 1915
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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This week's 85 years ago is 2 weeks out of sequence.
Please accept our apologies. We will back on our regular dated schedule next week.



Claude Keisling made 1064 acres of wheat on 54 acres. G.A. Smith made 757 bushels of barley on 14 acres, after having 75 bushels washed away after it was cut and in the shock.

Sherman A. Booker has a severe case of typhoid fever.

Smith Boles is building a fine one-story residence. It has five large rooms and two galleries.

Jim Harris Windle sold his place near Ahpeatone, and has bought another farm in Greer County, near Granite.

The Jackson Highway seems about to have knocked the Dixie out of the box, so to speak.

Mrs. J.S. Fleming is suffering from tonsilitis.

Atty. W.J. Chilton attended the legal business in Nashville this week.

R.L. Mitchell spent Sunday with his family in Livingston.

W.M. Lantrip was in Nashville this week.

Among the new students who entered school on Monday were: Ernest Estes, John Mitchell, Gristol Lynn and Bonnie Roberts.

G.A. Smith killed six red squirrels this morning before breakfast. Red squirrels are plentiful in the timber along Deep Red River.

Mrs. W.A. Bussell is suffering with bloodpoison, caused from cutting her hand.

Frank Smith is the proud owner of a fine Duroc gilt that is the mother of fifteen healthy pigs. Who can beat that?

Marvin Dillon is reported to be improving his schoolhouse at Zion Hill by having it chinked and daubed.

Bradford Cottage is occupied by Mr. Garrett, Mr. Whilhite and some six boarding students. "Bishop" McCulley and "Doc" Bilbrey are BOTH with us.

Ade Ringley, of West Fork, was here Friday visiting his daughter, Mrs. A.P. Cole.

The blacksmith, Mr. Edmonton, claims to be the champion horse shoer of the county. He says he fixed 68 shoes and nailed on 72 shoes in one day last week.

I have my fall millinery opening tomorrow (Thursday). Everybody invited. Linnie McCormick

Maurice Gore, at Byrdstown, was in town with school mates Monday.


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