Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

By Crystal Nash


December 21, 2023

December 17, 1953

The Herald reported that 3,000 people attended the Christmas parade held on the afternoon of Saturday, December 12, 1953. After the parade was over, Santa Claus handed out 2,000 nickelstick candies, 1,200 oranges, and 2,000 stickers to children.

Officials from the Natchez Trace Parkway reminded residents that it was illegal to cut Christmas trees and holly from the Trace. “Any person caught cutting trees, holly, other shrubs from the Parkway for use in holiday decorations would be subject to prosecution for violation of State and Federal laws.”

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