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7/6/1892: the Fourth at Lenoir’s

June 13, 2018

From GenealogyBank: Daily Journal and Journal and Tribune, 7/6/1892, Knoxville, Tennessee, Volume VIII, Issue 132, Page 3.

The Fourth at Lenoir’s.

LENOIR CITY, TENN., July 5.–The Fourth of July celebration was a grand success. The crowd was immense. Hon. Walter Cocke, of Knoxville, delivered a masterly address. Our rising young attorney, Jas. L. Nicholas, delivered the address of welcome. The declaration was read by Dr. Burdett, and some fine music was rendered by the glee club. The sports formed a very interesting feature in the afternoon program, and were hotly contested for. The special prizes offered by our merchants were won by the following: Handsomest young lady, Miss Addie Anderson, of Loudon. Most popular man, Dr. G. M. Burdett, of Lenoir City. Prettiest baby, Miss Ellen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lenoir. Homeliest man, Dr. Andrew B. Eaton, of Eaton’s X Roads.

The platform dance, given on the lawn of the Homestead Inn, was an enjoyable feature. The base ball game between the Loudon and Lenoir teams was won by the former. Some estimate the crowd at two thousand. All incoming trains were loaded and several boat excursions were run to this city. Everything passed off quietly and we are to be complimented upon the good behavior of our citizens and visitors. Not an officer or police, and no occasion to need one.

And that rivalry between Loudon and Lenoirs still exists today.

6/7/1891: A Great Fourth of July Celebration to be Held

June 10, 2018

From GenealogyBank: Daily Journal and Journal and Tribune, 6/7/1891, Knoxville, Tennessee, Volume VII, Issue 102, Page 8.



A Great Fourth of July Celebration to be Held.

LENOIR CITY, JUNE 5.–C. E. Given, of Kansas City, Mo., spent a day this week in our thriving city. Mr. Given has been up the Little Tennessee quietly inspecting the riches hidden there.

Lenoir City is to have an old fashioned Fourth of July celebration. Great preparation is being made to make it an event not to be soon forgotten. Chestnut Hill has been selected as the place to hold the barbecue and display the fireworks in the evening. Home talent and speakers from abroad will split the wind with eloquence. Col. Chas. Stanton is chairman of the committee on arrangements and no pains or money will be spared to make it a grand success.

The belt line railroad to the river has been completed, and the first train will pass over it to-morrow taking to the river the machinery for the large lumber plant.

The Homestead Inn will be ready for occupancy in about ten weeks. It will be beyond doubt one of the best arranged little houses in East Tennessee, and with the attractions possessed in Lenoir, will become  popular summer resort.

Hough and Biedler will have a grand opening Saturday, June 6th. They intend keeping one of the best stocked general stores in this section of the state. They are clever and accommodating gentlemen, and will spare no pains to please their patrons.

Thompson Bros. are erecting a large business block on Broadway. They are the lessees of the large planing mill, also contractors.

The Lenoir City Manufacturing and Lumber company are erecting a large boardinghouse for the accommodation of their employees. It is on the line of the belt road and near their mill site.

Mr. Dempster is straining every nerve to have the flour mill ready to run by the time new wheat is in market. When completed it will be one of the best equipped mills in the state.