1891: The Exhibition Hall was opened to the public. It was in charge of an official who showed visitors the attractions, including a 10’ x 14’ map of the Cumberland mineral region and samples of ores and minerals from this region. The library rooms were on the 2nd floor. (This building now houses the Masons and is directly across from the Bell County Museum.)
1894: The U.S. Post Office dropped the “ugh” from all places with names ending in “orough.”
1898: D. G. Colson of Bell County, who was the Congressman from our district, gave a fiery speech in Congress urging the involvement in “the Cuban belligerency” (later called the Spanish=American War.
1922: Unemployment very serious due to closure of coal mines and the streets were “thronged with idle men in worker’s clothes.” Formerly 12,000 men were employed in Bell County mines.
1946: A committee formed to investigate the mine accident at Four Mile which took 24 lives.
1960: Director Louisa Hoe announced tryouts for the Little Theater’s production of “The King and I.”