1889: A subscription hospital was in the planning stages. The plan was that anyone subscribing $.50 a week would have prior right to a cot; other sick people would get a bed only if it was not needed by a subscriber.
1909: Richard Barry, Jr. was the proud owner of a motorcycle, which was the first one ever brought to Middlesboro.
1919: The Bell County Medical Society adopted a schedule of fees. Office would be $1.00 and up, daytime house calls would be $3.00 and those at night $4.00. The minimum for obstetric care was set at $20.
1920: The boy scouts of Bell County collected, repaired and repainted over 2000 toys to be distributed to less fortune families.
1932. The temperature fell to 2 degrees above zero, the lowest reading recorded since 1917. Welfare relief workers were out cleaning the streets of snow.
1968: James Pursiful was appointed Chief of Police. He succeeded retiring Chief George Ridings.