1891: The Middlesborough Town Company moved into new quarters in a three story building on Cumberland Ave. (approximate present location of First Baptist Church). The counting rooms had fine carved oak panels, marble cash counters and brass wickers with fine inlaid hardwood floors.
1893: The official temperature reading in Bell County was 19 below zero.
1900: David G. Colson, prominent Middlesboro attorney, ex-mayor of the city and former U.S. Congressman was involved in a shootout in the rotunda of the Capitol Hotel in Frankfort. Three men died and three, including Colson, were wounded. The shooting was the culmination of a disagreement between Colson and one of the dead men, Elbert Scott.
1907: The Middlesboro Public School Building was completed (location of present city parking lot).
1952: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Williford of Noetown received a letter from their son Troy who was a prisoner in North Korea.
1965: Middlesboro was recognized as Kentucky’s top city in community development in the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Civic Pride Contest.