Files from Yesteryear: 1898, 1917, 1930


From the Files of 1898:

J.H. Karter, of Cullman, holds the honor of building the first store in Vinemont. It will probably later be as large as his Cullman store, where he carries $100,000.00 stock.

The “Ellen Inn,” at Vinemont, is in charge of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Graves of Detroit. Board and lodging can be secured for $1.00 per day or $4.00 per week.

Vice-President Clarke of the Alabama Vineyard and Winery Company is clearing up and renovating the Cullman Winery.

The wonderful Holmes’ Gap Spring is the mecca for many vacationers.

Instructions have been issued from the U.S. Post Office department to change the name of Pennacle to Vinemont, beginning July 1.

Joseph Fromhold is one of our largest strawberry growers.

President Von Biester, of the Cullman Quartette Club, has received notice that half fare will be granted to those who want to go by L and N Railroad to the Birmingham singing festival.

The Decatur Company, which went through to Mobile on Sunday, took along Jake Ehrensperger and John Deerr as recruits from Cullman.

E.B. McGetrick and W.C. Boub are vacationing at Hot Springs, Arkansas.


From the Files of 1917:

Mrs. I.E. Daly announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Dorothy Mayo to Joe Thomas, at a pretty luncheon on Saturday.

The Leans, with John Allgood as Captain, have challenged The Fats, with W.O. Kelley as captain, to a ballgame on July 4.

From the Files of 1930:

Mrs. W.L. Ward was elected President of the B.P.W. Club at the meeting on April 3. Miss Maru Kelley was elected Vice-President, Miss Leana Torrey was elected Secretary and Miss Margaret Schlosser, Treasurer.

Alfred Glasser, Junior, senior at Cullman County High has been awarded a scholarship to Howard College.

Miss Carmen Smith and Hugh Hipp were married last week.

The Berlin School has a new curtain for its auditorium.

The Cullman Musical Trio, Alvin Lewis, Henry Copeland and Curtis Davis will broadcast on WAPI again on Saturday afternoon.

The cast for the Joppa School  play, “The Little Clodhopper,” includes Rosa Willis, Coleman Corley, Willie Mae Gober, Wilbert Noles, Cecil Creel, Charles Hill and Jesse Sparks.

Elizabeth Robinson was hostess to the Junior Study Club on Thursday afternoon.

Miss Mavis Land entertained a group of friends at the home of Miss Orpha Price on Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Buford Thompson announce the birth of a son, Arnold Buford, Junior, on April 4.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lee and Mr. and Mrs. Del Kennamer attended ladies night at the Huntsville Kiwanis Club on Friday.

Mrs. Darrow Peebles and baby, Darrow, Junior, of Decatur spent Friday with Doctor and Mrs. G.W. Bledsoe here.

Solicitor Herman Stewart, Glenn Holmes and Miss Fannie Patrick spent Thursday in Gadsden.

Mrs. Charles Childs is spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Young at Logan.

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