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80 Years Ago

Archives 2001 09-26-2001

70 Years Ago




September 19, 1931 to September 25, 1931
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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The Hog Situation
I n 1920, the hog population in Overton County was 15,797. In 1930, it was 4,845. Can we buy meat cheaper than we can produce it on our own farms? We should produce our own hogs to feed and a few to sell. Hogs can be turned into cash as readily as any crop produced on the farm. Pigs may either be sold as feeders at between 50 and 100 pounds, or be raised to market weight to between 175 to 200 pounds. We will have a large supply of corn this year. Why not convert a part of it into pork?

Farmers in Hickory Flat are about through with hay work.

Bethel, Maurine, and Cooper Deck attended the singing at Shiloh Wednesday night.

Poetry is the pastry of literature. Prose is the cornbread and bacon.

Maurine Hunter, daughter of Ridley Hunter, has diptheria.

Calvin Brown, of Timothy, was the week-end guest of his sister, Lillie Brown, who lives near Willow Grove.

Dillard Boman, of Hickory Flat, visited his daughter, Mrs. Clure Boswell, of Vines Ridge.

Nova Green has chicken pox.

Fools rush in where wise men fear to wed.

Amp Hill, of Byrdstown, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Richard Brock, of Etter.

Mrs. Alice Story, of Robbins, Tenn., went to Moodyville Thursday to visit her husband's father Henry Story, who is in his 84th year.

Miss Ruth Cunningham, Home-Ec teacher at Rickman, visited in Chattanooga over the week-end.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ether Garrett, of Gunter, on September 21, a baby girl.

Lora Watkins, of Allons, is visiting her cousin, Nellie Stover, of Oneida.

Benson Seber is not so well.

Mrs. R.L. Holt is very ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Stonewall Maynord visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Watkins Sunday.

Palo Brown left for Cincinnati Sunday.

Miss Hassie White is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Susie White.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edd Moody, of Moodyville, on September 29, a baby boy.

Farmers in Allons are making molasses.




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