Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1930


From the files of 1900:

Dickerman has purchased the sawmill belonging to V. Turney, near Vinemont.

Doctor W.A. Barclift, of Hartselle, is having a cottage erected on the bluff, overlooking the Vinemont railroad station and will use it as a summer home.

Swiss and Limberger cheese always to be had at Al Richters. Adv.

The streets are constantly crowded with cotton wagons.

Mrs. C.J. Brown entertained a few friends on Tuesday evening.

Thomas Green, of Joppa, has entered the Polytechnic College.

Miss Hattie Gibson left this week for an extended visit to friends in Morgan County.

A.M. Weatherford has been at work putting electric lights in the courthouse, this week.

Mrs. M.W. Howard stopped in Cullman, this week, on her return from Kentucky, where Mr. Howard has been making campaign speeches.

John F. Knight went to Birmingham on Wednesday to meet Mrs. Knight, who has just returned from Canada. They will reside here.

The length of public schools in this county will be increased this year from three to four and one-half months.

The Tribute-Gazette this week goes to a seven column paper, from a six column.

Probate Judge, S.L. Fuller has received warrants for 253 disabled Confederate soldiers and widows of deceased soldiers, which he will distribute.

The Cullman Cotton Company has completed arrangements for putting in a guano factory, which will be ready for operation next year.

H.A. Worley will conduct an all-day singing at Mount Nebo on Sunday.


From the files of 1930:

Bryon Ashwander, of Hanceville, purchased the first “A” automobile license in this county on October 1st, according to Probate Judge, Homer F. Mitchell. The tag is number A 103-301 and will be used on a Ford coach. George Ashwander, of Hanceville, purchased the first “B” tag for his Dodge sedan and Alton McBrayer purchased the first truck tag for his Ford truck.

At the B.P.W. benefit “Bug” party, on Thursday, Miss Mamie Hoelscher won first prize and Miss Margaret Schlosser and Miss Gertrude Ziegler second and consolation.

Mrs. N.J. Duke was seriously injured, on Friday morning, when she fell from the back door step at her home.

Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Norton entertained on Friday evening, honoring their son, Willie, on the anniversary of his birth.

W.L. Guthrie and son, Thurman, spent Sunday in Sipsey as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Johnson.

Joe Hacker spent the weekend in Birmingham.

Mr. and Mrs. Theo Watts, Miss Selena Watts, Hubert Stisher, Corin House and Hugh House have returned from Detroit, Michigan.

The Cullman Bearcats won their opening game of the season by defeating Fairview, 12 to 0.

Charley Bilgero, who underwent an operation in Birmingham last Thursday, is reported to be resting well, at this time.

W.C. Debtor, of Simcoe, is enlarging his poultry farm.


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