Files from Yesteryear: 1900, 1950


From the files of 1900:

The weather this week is the warmest of the season.

E. Hauk is having a well drilled on his lot on First Avenue East.

Miss Pearl Petters of Birmingham is the guest of Mrs. P.B. Arnold.

Sweet potatoes are being shipped at the rate of 100 barrels a day.

S.M. Lovelady went to Cincinnati this week to buy goods for the J.H. Karter Company.

The old reliable “horseshoer,” W.P. Cooper, can be found at Charles Ruehl’s shop near Karter’s Gin.

W.B. Spinks brought us the largest melon we have seen this season. He also grows good apples.

Marriage licenses have been issued to Wilburn A. Screws and Miss Nancy D. McCoy, James O. Johnson and Miss Emeline Hopkins and William M. Briscoe and Miss Prisie Rutledge.

Robert G. Owens and Mrs. Nancy A. Garrison were married on Sunday.

A.J. Giles is cutting lumber for the college at Joppa.


From the files of 1950:

Some ponds in the Berlin Community have lost all the fish because of cotton poisoning in surrounding fields.

Doc Knight of Cullman visited his father, Mr. E.T. Knight, at Valley Grove on Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ova Calvert and family, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Daniel of Duck River attended the Calvert Reunion on Sunday.

The Gold Ridge baseball team defeated Baileyton, 12 to 1 last Saturday.

Eidson Chapel residents attending the baptizing at New Hope on Sunday included Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Lovell, Mr. and Mrs. Ossie Pitts and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lovell.

Mrs. C.C. Quick of California is visiting relatives here and attending revival services at Ledocia.

Gurley Benefield of New Harmony is building a dairy barn.

Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Duke of Vinemont are the proud parents of a son, Freddie Lamar, born on August 11th.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert A. Day of Good Hope are the proud parents of a son, Steven Malcolm, on August 12th.

Those completing the Red Cross Home Nursing Course include Mesdames W.B. Howard, Marvin Patton, L.G. Andrews, Henry Wood, W.T. Chandler, W.E. Bradley, W.T. Holmes, Elsie Robinson, Cordis Tubbs, Carl Phillips and Asa Blalock.

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Keller have returned home after spending time in Gadsden with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Keller and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Basenberg.

Mesdames C.H. Gray, Vann Gibbs, George Burkart, T.Y. Steele and Mary Plunkett visited Mrs. Max Forbis in Huntsville.

Slim Lay and his band played at the Canteen dance on Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. N.W. Self celebrated their Golden Anniversary on August 12th.

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