1890: The grand opening of “The Middlesborough.” Originally 100 x 150 feet with four stories and a basement, it was built on what is now called Edgewood Court.
1932: County Attorney Walter B. Smith warned that the American Civil Liberties Union would not be allowed to enter Bell County “for the purpose of sowing seeds of discontent and unrest among the
1934: The Booneway Hotel (formerly The Middlesborough) was completely destroyed by fire.
1941: Gun battle in Mingo Hollow, only a short distance from where the famous Quarterhouse Battle was fought in 1902. This was an outcome of efforts to unionize the coal mines in Mingo Hollow. Three company men and one union man were killed and nine union men were wounded.
1950: Middlesboro city officials went on record condemning the Bell County Grand Jury for indicting the entire 17 member police force of Middlesboro