Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Melissa Wickline
Contributing Writer 

Hohenwald's Connection to the Gilded Age:

A picker’s hunt turns up a treasure revealing more than just silver and gold


April 23, 2020

I recently had the opportunity to write a story about a Bible found in a Hohenwald thrift shop by Hohenwald resident and picker extraordinaire, Melissa Willis McCann. This article contains a wealth of knowledge about one of my favorite eras in history, the Guilded Age, and a chance discovery that reunited a special Bible to its previous owners. Enjoy!


Copyright, Boyish Grin

Publishing February 2019

“Picking” has become a sport in America. With television shows like American Pickers, Antiques Roadshow, and Pawn Stars, the fun and adventure of...

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