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May 15, 1892: Billiards and a Bowling Alley in Lenoir City

June 2, 2018

From GenealogyBank: Daily Journal and Journal and Tribune, 5/5/1892, Knoxville, Tennessee, Volume VIII, Issue 80, Page 7.



Big Fourth of July Celebration Being Talked of.


Hill’s Foundry and Machine Shop in Operation–The E. T., V. & G. are to Extend Their Tracks.


LENOIR CITY, TENN., May 14 — [Correspondence.]–The Foundry and Machine shop of F. J. Hill is in operation and is equipped to do all kinds of work in that line. They are now working on a large contract for the Crosby Lumber company. They employ quite a number of skilled mechanics, they with their families will add considerably to our population.

Survey has been made by the E. T. V. & B. R. R., for extending their tracks along the river front for the accommodation of manufacturing industries. The Crosby Lumber company will have a track the entire length of their property, also a tract on the river bank for the accommodation is logging trains. The main river track will extend as far as the Carrin Morsen Lumber company’s property.

The Lenoir City bank is a solid institution, which is evidenced by their semi-annual statement. They organized less than two years. Their first banking house was a log cabin. Now they own and occupy as fine a building as can b found in a city three or four times our size. Their deposits run from twenty-five to thirty-five thousand dollars. Dr. Geo. M. Burdett, the well known secretary and treasurer of the old Lenoir Manufacturing company, is president, and Cass B. Hall is cashier.

Preparations are being made for a grand Fourth of July celebration here this year. The success of last year’s program, which, by the way, was the first fourth ever celebrated here, has encouraged our citizens to make a mighty effort. A basket picnic will be the feature of the day, interspersed with sports, such as foot racing, horse races, boat regrata. Talented orators will deliver addresses. In the evening a display of fire works will be exhibited from the hill tops.

Passenger and freight traffic is steadily on the increase here. Within the past month over fifteen cars of lumber was shipped, ten cars of corn were billed from here, besides several cars of brick. W. H. Stanfeel, agent, here, told THE JOURNAL correspondent that freight receipts for the past month were over $1000.00, while sales for tickets were considerably over $409.00.

The Lenoir City Brick company are running full blast and are employing some thirty men. They are making some large shipments to the Knoxville trade.

The Crosby Lumber company are busily engaged getting material for their new mills. In the meantime they are running the Lenoir City saw mill, and have sawed about 600,000 feet of lumber. They secured two car loads of merchandise this week for their store.

J. W. Thompson has erected a building on his lot on Broadway, which, when finished, will be occupied as a billiard hall and bowling alley.

From five to six hundred pounds of fish are shipped from this point daily.

Our citizens enjoyed an excursion up the Little Tennessee on the steamer Love the first of the week.

Jno. T. Bon & Sons, table manufacturers here, have a large contract with an Indianna firm for making churns for their southern trade.

R. Hanna, proprietor of the woolen mills, was here last week. If that company contemplate a change of location in their plant, this certainly is the point to move to.

There is a street named Bon in East Lenoir City. A few years ago, there was a discussion of social media as to the name. Was it Bon or Bond? I always knew it as Bon. One person argued that there was no such name as Bon and who would name a street BON, so he reasoned it had to be BOND, and someone had just dropped the last consonant. I admit we do tend to drop consonants, and even entire syllables, in East Tennessee, but I was pretty sure that he was wrong. I didn’t actually participate in the discussion, but it stuck in my brain.

I do love a little historical proof to back me up. 🙂