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 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 27, 1951 A racetrack was being constructed four miles west of town by T. L. Lee, a Memphis contractor who operated a sawmill and planning mill here for several years. The racetrack was scheduled to open to the public in the middle of...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 20, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Save A Soldier’s Life By Giving A Pint of Blood, Tomorrow, Friday.” A total of 150 pints of blood was set as the quota for Lewis County when the Red Cross Bloodmobile visited on September...

 

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...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 19, 1951 The 1951 Lewis County Fair was announced for August 27 through September 1. Braleys Circus had been secured as the grand stand attraction. Sidney Ashmore enlisted in the U. S. Army. Johnie Zimmerman enlisted in the U. S. Navy. The newsp...

 
 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...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 28, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Lewis County Voters To Register July 7-8.” The Lewis County Election Commission, acting as required under the new Tennessee law, notified voters to register at the Court House on July 6 and 7....

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 21, 1951 Lewis County Government purchased the Hohenwald Methodist Church Parsonage. The building would be removed in order to enlarge the campus around LCHS. In compliance with a statewide registration law passed by the Tennessee Legislature,...

 
 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...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 07, 1951 A long drought was partially broken in Lewis County when showers fell in Hohenwald on May 31 and June 3. Thomas Quillen enlisted in the U. S. Army. James Simmons graduated from Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Pauline...

 
 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...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 17, 1951 The Lewis County Herald reported “Any evidence of haste in the production of this week’s Herald may be charged to the fact that the Publisher was rushed in getting out the issue in order that he might get off to Reel Foot Lake where...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 10, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Keaton Defeats Richardson in Mayor’s Race.” Keaton won by a vote of 557 to 385. A. B. Sisco announced that commencement week activities would begin with a baccalaureate sermon delivered on...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 03, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Citizens of Hohenwald Go To Polls To Elect Mayor and Council Here Today.” In the mayoral race, J. R. Richardson was running against incumbent W. C. Keaton. The following candidates were on the...

 
 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...

 

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