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 By Crystal Nash    News    November 30, 2023 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

November 26, 1953 Melvin Mathis, USN hospital corpsman third class, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wound received in action against Chinese Communist forces in Korea. Representatives from L &...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    November 16, 2023

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November 12, 1953 The Herald reported that November 18th would mark the 58th birthday of the arrival of the first settlers of Swiss Colony here in 1896. According to John Scheiwiller, who shared this...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    November 9, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

November 5, 1953 The Herald reported that Halloween passed in an orderly manner in Hohenwald with hundreds of trick or treaters ranging from 2 to 72 roaming the streets. “As has been the custom for...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    November 2, 2023

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October 29, 1953 The Herald urged residents to go to the polls on November 3rd and vote on eight proposed amendments to the state constitution. C. R. Bell, owner of Western Auto, announced that...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 26, 2023

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October 23, 1953 The Herald reported that Lewis County was feeling the “full extent” of a record breaking heat wave and drought. The County and City building committee met on October 19 for...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 19, 2023

October 15, 1953

October 15, 1953 A total of ten bids were received and opened by the County and City Public Building Committee. Bids were accepted for the building of the industrial building to be occupied by Wynn...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 12, 2023

October 8, 1953

Mayor W.C. Keaton signed a proclamation naming October 4 through 10 as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. The County and City announced that the opening of bids and the letting of the co...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 5, 2023

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October 1, 1953 Both the Hohenwald Barber Shop and the Hohenwald Bank and Trust were undergoing remodeling. Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class John Brewer was serving aboard the USS Kenneth D. Bailey. The...

 

September 17, 1953

September 17, 1953 B. & O. Pharmacy had a camera go missing from the store and received a letter from the shoplifter a few days later. Dr. Hurt reported that the letter included a one-dollar bill...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 10, 1953 The Lewis County Civitan banquet held to honor H.D. “Breezy” Wynn was attended by 250 persons. Wynn, in his address to the group, stated that the factory to be built in Hohenwal...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    September 7, 2023

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September 3, 1953 Hohenwald Bank and Trust Company celebrated its 50th year on September 1. The Lewis County Civic Club sponsored a banquet to honor H.D. “Breezy” Wynn, Knoxville industrialist...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 31, 2023

August 27, 1953

August 27, 1953 Army Private Boyce Tatum was injured in Korea; he was sent to a hospital in Japan to undergo treatment. The Lewis County Civic Club announced the hosting of a banquet on September 3 to...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 24, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 20, 1953 Mayor W.C. Keaton and J.H. Warf, President of the Lewis County Civic Club, announced that negotiations were completed and a contract was signed by H. D. Wynn, Knoxville Industrialist,...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 17, 2023

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August 13, 1953 The State Health Department approved the Hohenwald water system. The following items were reported on residents serving in the Armed Forces: Billy Edwards and Doug Poag were enroute...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 10, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

This article was written using local history resources available at the Lewis County Public Library and Archives. Libraries are guardians of history. Visit the library and archives to learn more...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 3, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past By Crystal Nash

July 30, 1953 The Hohenwald Methodist Church organized a new men’s club that was chartered by the Methodism’s General Board of Lay Activities in Chicago. The Lewis County Chapter of the American...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    July 27, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 23, 1953 Blank Peoples of Huntsville, AL was the winner of the 1953 Chevrolet car that was given away by the American Legion Fred E. Lomax Post 127 in a drawing held July 11th. The newspaper...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    July 20, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 16, 1953 A. B. Nicholson was named County Judge following the resignation of W. E. Humphreys. D. D. Humphreys, Jr. was named General Sessions Judge following the resignation of W. E. Humphreys....

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    July 13, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past

July 9, 1953 Mrs. Blue Carroll was cooking breakfast when she opened the utensil drawer of her electric range to find an 18-inch copperhead coiled among the pots and pans. The Herald added,...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    July 6, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 02, 1953 The main news for the week was that many Hohenwald businesses planned to be closed for the Independence Day holiday. The newspaper reported, “From all indications Hohenwald will be a...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    June 29, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 25, 1953 The Fred E. Lomax Post 127 of the American Legion announced they would give away a 1953 four-door Chevrolet sedan in a drawing planned for July 11th in Hohenwald. Ticket chances could be...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    June 22, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 18, 1953 The 1951-52 annual report made by the City of Hohenwald won top honors for “most original” in a state-wide competition sponsored by the Tennessee Municipal League. Strong winds...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    June 15, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past By Crystal Nash

June 11, 1953 V.K. Conner was named cashier of the Hampshire Bank, having served as assistant cashier at the Hohenwald Bank and Trust for seven years. A Mt. Pleasant resident drowned while swimming...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    June 8, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 4, 1953 Word was received that Private James R. Mayberry had been seriously wounded in Korea. The Trace Creek Road, connecting Highway 48 and Highway 20 was completed and open for traffic. Jerry...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    June 1, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 28, 1953 D.D. Humphreys, Jr. was appointed U.S. Commissioner for the Middle District of Tennessee by Judge Elmer Davies. The Herald reported that rabid dog went on a rampage. According to...

 

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