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Official Opening of Zollicoffer Park June 13
The official opening of the Zollicoffer Park Project, three miles west of Livingston, on the Alvin C. York Highway, will be held on Saturday, June 13, at which time the Town of Livingston will entertain the WPA officials of the Second WPA District, comprising of fifteen counties.

The official opening was postponed from last Saturday on account of the death of Speaker Byrns.

The Zollicoffer project is a park of which Livingston and Overton County is proud to have as it affords a playground with something to do all the time.

The Lake covers thirty-five acres of land and is stocked with trout and brim, and is fed by two large springs. No fishing will be permitted for at least a year.

In the park are two tennis courts, two croquet yards, and a nine-hole golf course, with ideal places for picnics. Boats will be constructed for riding on the lake.

The clubhouse is constructed of logs with a stone chimney and is patterned after the styles of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett days.

The place has a historical setting and is named in honor of General Felix K. Zollicoffer, who camped on the grounds and recruited his army not long before he was killed at Mill Springs near Cumberland Gap, on January 19, 1862, when he was defeated by General Thomas and Cumberland Gap was lost.

The project has been under the supervision of M.H. Hankins, county engineer of Overton County. The work of constructing has been done with WPA labor.

Cow & calf killed, but milker goes unhurt
George Livesay reports that lightning struck and killed a cow while he was milking her at his home on the Buffalo Valley Road near Cookeville. A suckling calf was also killed at the same time. Mr. Livesay was knocked down but not injured.

Three Overton County students finish at Tech
Among the fifty students who received B.S. degrees at the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute this year were three Overton County students, namely Velma Pearl Ayers of Hilham, Mrs. William Martin Breeding, and Beryl Tucker.

 

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