1893: A strike at the iron furnace caused 200 men to be out of work. The strike was over pay, the rate being $1.15 a day.
1900: Middlesboro was reported to be in good economic condition with coal operations making good money, the brewery having a good season, the tannery having all it could do, and the iron furnace running at full capacity.
1918: The Girls Patriotic Club was formed to raise food on vacant lots due to the perceived danger of food shortages due to the War. The Boys Working Reserve for Bell County was organized for boys 16 and older to work in essential industries for war production—the mines, farms and on the railroads.
1924: Motch Motors was advertising Ford Touring Cars for $295 F.O.B. Detroit.
1955: Floyd Ball was asking for the return of 89 slot machines that had been seized by the police on the grounds that they were being stored to use for spare parts.
1965: Middlesboro High School was rated one of 36 best high schools in the state by Kentucky Department of Education.