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80 Years Ago

Archives 02-28-2001

70 Years Ago



February 28, 1931 to March 6, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Old Times In Pickett
The acts of Legislature in 1879 that created Pickett County was recorded in a 5" by 7" book about 1" thick. Now we have acts some 12 to 15 times larger. We have so many laws we do not know where we are. If the Legislature would appeal about nine-tenths of them, we would be better off. As Thomas Jefferson said, "People governed least are governed best."

Ordinary gasoline weighs 6.22 pounds per gallon.

Day Garrett was seriously injured in the Twin City mines. He suffered a broken back and other injuries.

Mrs. Jim Barnett died last week. Her remains were buried in the Camp Ground Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. John Looper are moving to their new home on Little Hurricane.

Mrs. Bennet Smith has the mumps. "Buddy", the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Myers is recovering from the mumps. Senior Banquet The Junior class of Fiske Academy entertained the Seniors last Thursday evening. The Senior class consisted of Lucile and Susie Lynn, Alma Green, Haggar Livingston, Ruth and Martha Carmack, Delia Cook, Roxie Hawkins, Golda Masters, Pearl Bilyeu, Onsby Maxwell, Homer and Hanson Carr, and Ray Upton. The Junior class consisted of Ruth Bullock, Buel and Ozella Ward, Vassie Ayers, Pauline Fleming, Gertie Lee Masters, Edith Huffines, Hassie and Nola Lane, Jennie Goodpasture, Lola Johnson, Jennie Fisk, Clural Hogue, and Wayne Howard.

Ebie Carmack suffered a bad cut on his foot Friday morning.

Oak Grove School closed Friday with a successful 8-month term.

Jessie Lee Dale spent Friday night with Gertrude Huffine.

John Davidson, age 76, who has been seriously sick is some better.

L.M. Crawford made a trip to Nashville last week.

It is feared by many who hauled logs to Obey's River last fall that there will not be tides to run them, however, one small tide is already reported and some who have the logs already rafted were able to run them to Celina.

Fate Norrod spent Sunday in town.

Alfred Windle of Monroe was in town last week.

Earl Hodges and "Buster" Garrett visited in Monroe Sunday afternoon.


Moments In Time
Excerpts of Overton County & World History
Published January 3, 2001
Overton County History
World History


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