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 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...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    December 23, 2020

Christmas Wishes of Hohenwald's Past

The season of Christmas is upon us, and it is time to, once again, take a nostalgic glimpse at past holiday wishes. Although I enjoy sharing Lewis County history through my weekly “Glimpses of Hohenwald’s Past” article, it is this special...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

December 08, 1960 The main headline for the week was “Annual Christmas Parade Tonight.” The parade would begin at 6 p.m. and followed the following route: began at intersection of Walnut and Main Street, travelled east to Cedar Street, turned...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

December 1, 1960 Federal revenue officers from Columbia raided a still on Pond Creek, destroying about 250 gallons of mash. Roger Bouldin was elected president of the Lewis County Civic Club. Reverend Jack Barker was named minister of the Hohenwald...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    November 19, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

November 17, 1960 The annual community Thanksgiving service was scheduled for November 23 at the Hohenwald Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Reverend Jack Barker, new minister of the church, would be the speaker for the evening. The Lewis County...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    November 19, 2020

Memorial and Honor Donations to Library and Archives

The Lewis County Public Library and Archives invites you to pay tribute to someone special in your life by making a meaningful donation to the library in his or her name. Your gift is the perfect way to remember the achievement, birthday, anniversary...

 

Thoroughly Modern Vonie: First Lewis County Woman to Win Election

As the nation commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the pivotal role Tennessee played as the "Perfect 36," residents may not realize how soon after this landmark vote that a Lewis...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    November 11, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

November 10, 1960 The main headline for this week was “John F. Kennedy Elected President: Loses Tennessee Won Lewis County.” A total of 1,723 Lewis County votes were cast for Kennedy (Democratic Party), 580 votes for Richard Nixon (Republican Par...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    November 5, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

November 03, 1960 Vandals roamed the streets of Hohenwald on Halloween, causing personal injury and property damage including the destruction of street signs, neon lights, and street lights. The Editor of the Lewis County Herald wrote, “We see only...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 29, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 27, 1960 The Lewis County Civic Club voted unanimously to support the resolution of the Hohenwald Garden Club that the red crepe myrtle be adopted as the city flower. Wilson Sharpe won an eight-day trip to Nassau by selling the most General...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 20, 1960 Barbara Peery was named 1960 LCHS Homecoming Queen and would be crowned in ceremonies preceding the homecoming game with Loretto. Her attendants were named as Alma Jean Knight, senior; Camille Griner, junior; Sara Nell Petway,...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 13, 1960 Former resident James Spann purchased the Vidette Printing Corporation, publisher of The Hartsville Vidette. Spann was connected with printing and editing of newspapers for most of his life, having worked at the Lewis County Herald...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 8, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 06, 1960 A meeting was held at the court house to discuss the need for a Public Housing Authority in Hohenwald. The meeting was held in compliance with a petition signed by 25 residents of Hohenwald and the surrounding area. An architect from...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 1, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 22, 1960 Genesco employees who had been on strike at the Hohenwald plant since September 12 met with factory officials. Following several small meetings with strikers, Plant Superintendent Ed Holman said that the plant would be resuming...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 22, 1960 The September 17 referendum to keep parking meters downtown failed with 511 votes cast against and 233 votes cast in favor. A McEwen resident was injured in an explosion here while he was blowing holes for telephone poles in the...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 15, 1960 A strike of employees at the Hohenwald Genesco plant caused operations to stop at the factory. A spokesman for the group said the strike was because of the firing of an employee who had 20 years of service at the plant. The group...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 8, 1960 The LCHS Panthers won the first game of the season with a 13 to 12 defeat over McEwen. Winners of county dress revue held in connection with the Lewis County Fair were Myra Churchwell, 4-H cotton school dress junior division; Donna...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 01, 1960 A city referendum would be held September 10 at the Court House to determine whether city residents wished to have a paid garbage collection service in Hohenwald. A referendum would be held September 17 at the Court House to...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 18, 1960 State and County officers and Federal and State ATU agents destroyed a six-barrel copper still in the Buffalo River near the Napier section of the county. No arrests were made; however, a two-wheel trailer was confiscated. The Lewis...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 25, 1960 The U. S. Census Bureau reported that Lewis and Maury Counties were the only counties in South Central Tennessee to show population gains over the last decade. Lewis had a 2.1 percent increase while Maury had a 2.5 percent gain. The H...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 11, 1960 Bids on the construction of the new Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company industrial plant were opened at the Court House by J. H. Warf, chair of the Industrial Commission. Bids were being compared and analyzed by the commission and a...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 6, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 04, 1960 Second Lieutenant Henry Harris, Lewis County Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, attended a two-day meeting at Seward Air Force Base near Nashville. While the meeting was in progress, a surprise visit was made to the group by Brigadi...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 28, 1960 The public was invited to watch the playing of the second Invitational Tournament at the Hohenwald Recreation and Golf Club on August 7. Approximately 1,000 people attended the Lewis County Horse Show sponsored by the Lewis County...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 21, 1960 General elections in Lewis County were set for August 4. No Lewis County candidate had opposition. The 1960 Horse Show, sponsored by the Lewis County Civic Club, was scheduled for July 22 at Memorial Park. W. L. Tuttle shot a...

 

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