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 By Crystal Nash    News    October 28, 2021 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 25, 1951 Farmers were being urged to turn in old scrap metal for defense production. The Snip, Snap, Bite restaurant was damaged by a fire that occurred in the early morning hours of October 22. The fire broke out from under the counter from...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 21, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 18, 1951 The main headline for the week was “High School Band Making Initial Appearance Ball Game Here Tonight.” The LCHS Band was scheduled to make its first public appearance since being re-organized at the October 18 game against...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 14, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 11, 1951 Hollywood actor Ward Bond, along with MGM starlet and singer Eileen Christy and screen writer Cap Palmer, visited Hohenwald on October 11 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. Hohenwald was one of 15 cities in Western Tennessee visited by Bond...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 7, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 04, 1951 No copy was available for review. October 5, 1961 LCHS Panthers won their fifth straight game in a row when they beat Dickson 12 to 7. This victory was the Panthers’ first victory over the Dickson Dragons in over six seasons. A.B....

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 13, 1951 Fred A. Pollock, Mabry McNabb, and James Simmons were reported wounded in Korea. The Lewis County Public Library was scheduled to open to the public for the first time on Friday, September 14. The library was located on the ground...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    September 9, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 6, 1951 The 1951 Lewis County Fair came to a close with a reported financial loss. The Fair Association reported that the farm and livestock exhibits were considered the best event. Children enjoyed free admission on Friday thanks to the...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    September 2, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 30, 1951 Three carnival workers were charged with daylight robbery of Lindsey’s Café. They were reported to have ordered breakfast and grabbed the cash box while Mrs. J. C. McClearen was preparing their meals. Two were arrested at the...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 26, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 23, 1951 Lewis County Schools opened for the 1951-52 school year with full attendance. “It now appears that approximately 70 will be enrolled in the new band being organized and soon as the instruments are available the racket will get...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 12, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 09, 1951 Representatives of local agricultural agencies met at the Court House on July 31 to organize a Lewis County Agricultural Council for the purpose of securing a more coordinated effort in coping with farm issues. M. E. Davis was...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 5, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 02, 1951 Douglas D. Humphreys was appointed U.S. Commissioner for Lewis, Lawrence, and Wayne Counties to have jurisdiction in all minor violations of Federal statues in the three counties. It was reported that a statewide change in the...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    July 29, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 26, 1951 The main headline for the week was “1951 Lewis County Fair Four Weeks Away, Catalogues Out Saturday.” The Hohenwald General Shoe factory re-opened following a two-week shutdown. James Harbin completed his basic airmen...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    July 15, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 12, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Court Vote Funds For County Library: 10c Cut From County Rate.” The Lewis County Quarterly Court (now called County Commission) voted to establish a public library for the use of residents,...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    July 8, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 05, 1951 The newspaper reported that Hohenwald had a quiet 4th of July with the community contenting “itself with just allowing it to pass as another day.” The Tennessee Valley Authority reported that 1950 was the wettest year since 1932 in...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    June 17, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 14, 1951 An article about early Lewis County history written by James E. Chessor was published. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the educational building of the Hohenwald First Baptist Church. Martha Sisco and Norma Spann were attending...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    June 3, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 31, 1951 R. K. Roney and Ben Williamson purchased the canning factory formerly owned by the J. C. LaRue Company, Inc. from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. They would continue to operate under the trade name of Old Black Joe Company. An...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    May 27, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 24, 1951 Mayor W. C. Keaton signed a proclamation urging all patriotic citizens to wear a Buddy Poppy on Memorial Day. Lewis County Government office holders announced that beginning May 24th, they would close their offices each Thursday...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    April 29, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

April 26, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Cash Prizes Offered In Clean-Up Campaign Now In Progress.” Mrs. Ben Williamson was named Chair for the Clean-Up Drive. Hohenwald merchants were warned to observe a new price control by the Distri...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    April 22, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

April 19, 1951 Mayor J. F. Richardson signed a proclamation declaring the months of April through May 1951 as Clean Up Month in the city. A special election was planned for April 25 to allow voters to decide on the issuance of $500,000 in bonds for...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    April 8, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

April 05, 1951 Byron Lynch, Jr. was named first place winner in the annual MLEC Essay Contest held at LCHS. Patsy Lewis won second place. The Hohenwald Chapter of Future Farmers of America took second place in a skills contest held at Summertown on...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    April 1, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

March 29, 1951 Private Eugene Crowe was reported wounded in action in Korea. General Shoe released a statement to dispel “ridiculous rumors around the city” that “the outcome of the [Mayor] election May 3rd will determine whether General Shoe w...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    March 4, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

March 01, 1951 The Old Black Joe Company asked local farmers to increase the amount of acreage allocated towards the production of green peas and tomatoes. They offered farmers a guaranteed minimum price of $31 per ton for tomatoes and $80 per ton...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    January 28, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

January 25, 1951 Lewis County continued to lead the state with blood donations (on a per capita basis). A total of 157 pints were donated during the Red Cross Blood Mobile visit held here. It was also reported that a larger number of prospective...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    January 14, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

January 11, 1951 The Lewis County Quarterly Court authorized a bond issue for $20,000 to purchase right of way on Highway 99. The newspaper commented that “This insures the completion of this important highway at an early date provided the...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    January 7, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

January 4, 1951 According to information compiled by the University of Tennessee, Lewis County was one of 92 counties in Tennessee with less than the national average of physicians per person. Lewis County had an average of one physician per 3,935...

 

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