1898: U. S. Congressman David Colson came home from Washington to “go to the head of the mountain boys in the Spanish-American conflict.”
1902: Berry Howard of Bell County was acquitted of complicity in the assassination of Kentucky Governor William Goebel.
1932: The local police department was cut in half in an economy more. The total police force will be just the Chief and one patrolman. (Middlesboro’s population in 1930 was over 10,000—more than it is today.)
1948: Middlesboro was in a building boom which was held back only by the scarcity of material. Over 200 residences and 8 large buildings were under construction.
1959: The Imprescia Hospital at 2129 Cumberland Avenue closed. It was the oldest existing hospital in Bell County, having been started in 1912 by Dr. W. K. Evans. At one time it had 125 beds.