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This Week In History, 4-9-09


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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:


1909, 100 years ago

Linn Jeffreys is now a member of the regimental band at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., with an advance of $9 a month on his salary.


Curtis and “Bunt” Hathaway were in town on Monday after material for a trunk line telephone between Grantsville and Hur arrived. Work began at noon.


The Anderson sawmill will soon be moved from Raccoon Run to Bennett Run of Steer Creek, where they will saw a large amount of timber for Frank Bennett.


Several strangers are in town this week.




 1959, 50 years ago

W.T. Kelly of near Five Forks upset a tractor on himself Saturday. He has a bruised leg and several bruises on his body.


Fortunately, the accident happened in a muddy place, and he was able to dig the mud out from under his leg, which was pinned by the tractor. He wore his fingernails quite deep and his fingers were bleeding. His wife had to go quite a distance for help.


He was under the tractor for more than one and a half hours. He is resting at home and it is thought that he will recover nicely.




 1984, 25 years ago

A groundbreaking ceremony for Brooksville Missionary Baptist Church was held on Sunday, Apr. 8, at 2:30 p.m. An impressive crowd of about 110 people gathered in the meadow that fronts Rt. 5 in Big Bend, where the new building will be situated on land donated by two families in the church.


The ceremony was attended by people of all ages and visitors from various churches. Several speeches touched on the present and future endeavors of the church.


A history of the church was related by Starling Bartlett, chairman of the Deacon board. His talk covered some of the dates related to the church building, as well as information about past ministers and salaries, and status of the church treasury at various stages of its history.


Following the ceremony, most of those present moved to the multi-purpose room of Brooksville Elementary School for a period of fellowship and a covered dish dinner.



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