This week in Cullman history (May 23-30)


Tribune File Photo/May 23, 1935


Opening of Old Dutch Mill (1935)

On Wednesday, May 29, 1935, the Old Dutch Mill dance club opened its doors. The dance club was located about a mile north of the city of Cullman on what was then known as the Bee Line Hi-Way and was built in the Dutch architectural style. The grand opening of the Old Dutch Mill featured a dance with music provided by the Millard Buchmann Orchestra. The dance began at 8 p.m., and admission was $1 per couple. The Old Dutch Mill remained popular for many years, but would eventually close.

Nesmith Park gets new lighting system (1974)

During the week of May 23-30 in 1974, the tennis courts at Nesmith Park received a new lighting system. The new system was installed by the Cullman Power Board, and consisted of 27 quartz lights and 18 mercury vapor lamps. The design for the lightning system was provided by TVA engineer Roy Childers and overseen by Bob Windsor of the Cullman Power Board.     

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