1891: The electric street car had a trial run. It was the first electric street car west of Washington, D.C.
1897: A large embalmed fin back whale was on exhibit in a car in the L & N Railroad yard. It weighed 80,000 pounds when captured, but lost 20,000 pounds while on the road. Admission was $.10 and it attracted a large audience.
1900: The Shackey-Jefferies fight shown on “Edison’s wonderful moving picture machine” at the Opera House.
1916: T. H. Campbell and Brothers purchased from the brewery a two story brick building on Cumberland Ave. known as the Palace Saloon. They remodeled it for a store.
1925: The Middlesboro Merchant’s Association was formed with the object of increasing the town’s trade area. The merchants were encouraged by the large number of bus lines into Middlesboro.
1937: the PTA of Lincoln High School was sponsoring program featuring a string band and vocal music. The proceeds were to be used to pay for the school’s new piano.
1952: Raids by the FBI in Bell County netted 108 slot machines.