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Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

February 25, 1954 W.T. Starbuck was officially installed as Acting Postmaster for the Hohenwald Post Office. The position became vacant following the death of Jack Collier. The American Legion...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    February 22, 2024

Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past

February 18, 1954 City officials requested that Hohenwald residents take extra precaution when burning rubbish, trash, and other combustible material. The city reported that every fire alarm answered...

 

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February 11, 1954 A Lewis County Circuit Court trial for a 35-year old Shelbyville man accused of raping a 13-year old female near the Napier Lake community ended in a hung jury. The Hohenwald Fire Department held its annual banquet. Carlos Holland w...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    February 8, 2024

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February 4, 1954 B. C. Black was elected Worshipful Master of the Hohenwald Masonic Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Johnson lost a milk cow. The LCHS Panthers defeated Summertown with a score of 54 to 45....

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past By Crystal Nash

January 29, 1954 Representatives from Southern Bell reported that telephones in Hohenwald, as well as, throughout Tennessee increased materially during 1953. The number of telephones in service in Hohenwald increased by 50 in 1953. The Lewis County C...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    January 25, 2024

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past By Crystal Nash

January 22, 1954 The Lewis County Soil Conservation District reported that county farmers planned orders for over 125,000 tree seedlings to be planted in the 1953-54 planting season. The trees were...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

January 14, 1954 Most of Lewis County had been in a deep freeze several days with the low temperature in Hohenwald being reported as 9° Fahrenheit, “the weather man forecasts that warmer weather brings snow or rain.” The Lewis County Quarterly...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    January 11, 2024

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

January 7, 1954 The Herald reported that “with the amount of work going on, Hohenwald and Lewis County should be booming for the next few months.” Construction and other improvements underway...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    January 4, 2024

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

December 24, 1953 The Herald reported, “If you come to town some night and think it is still day light, you won’t miss it far. Construction is almost complete on the new street lighting system...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    December 28, 2023

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December 31, 1954 The Lewis County Herald was not published this week. January 2, 1964 Lewis County was crippled by its second large snow of the season, when 10 to 15 inches fell throughout the...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    December 14, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

December 10, 1953 The main headline for the week was “Santa to Usher in Christmas Season In Parade Here Sat.” Hohenwald’s first Christmas parade and concert would be held on Saturday, December...

 
 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 24, 1953

September 24, 1953 The main headline for the week was “Visit the Bloodmobile Here, Friday, September 25th; Save A Life.” The City of Hohenwald placed a notice in the paper stating that “All traffic violators are warned that City Law...

 

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,...

 

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