1891: First water was pumped from Fern Lake to the city of Middlesborough. The dam was the first masonry core dam to be built in the U.S. It cost $185,000 (equal to approximately $3,700,000 today).
1893: The first batch of beer made at new brewery. Production started at 150 barrels a week and continued until Bell County went “dry” in 1915. Their premier brand was called Pinnacle Beer.
1911: The first house-to-house mail delivery in Middlesboro.
1941: Martin Brothers was busy working on war contracts, necessitating 3 shifts and over 180 on the payroll.
1965: Opening ceremonies were held for the Boy Scout Mischa Mohwa Adventure Trail at the Cumberland Gap National Park. At least 200 scouts were here for the event and there was a 25 unit parade through town with camp fire ceremonies in the evening.