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The peaceful village of Draper

The Town of Draper came about as a result of the location of the Norfolk and Western Railroad tracks. It was the first station to be established on the Cripple…

Spending our way to the past?

It’s really sad that many Americans living today seem to never have heard of the “Great Depression” that hit this country on the late 1920s. I would certainly not like…

Memories…when things seemed perfect

As people grow older, they tend to spend a lot of time reminiscing about those times way back when youth made just about everything seem perfect. Many times we make…

The Good Old Days

I read somewhere that you can’t change the past, but you can sure ruin the present by worrying about the future. That’s quite a mouthful, and I’m not altogether certain…

Dog Days of summer

When deciding on a title for this week’s article, the thought came to me that people need to be informed about the danger of getting through that time of the…

Memorial Day Thoughts

Seems like every time I turn around it is time to type another article for the newspaper. I’ll have to put on my thinking cap. I’m sure I can come…

Old railroads and mines

Back when I was a youngster about 80 years ago, I can recall a railroad in a comic strip, called the Toonerville Trolley. In later years, when I got into…

Pulaski’s early train station

The railroad industry has gone through many changes since the first train with its bulging smokestack came puffing into the low-lying area of east Pulaski. Those old wood-burning locomotives used…

Last days of Dalton

The Pulaski Dalton Theater that was my subject last week continued operating and showing second-class movies, and presenting live stage shows on into the theater. After closing its doors, the…

Early theaters IV

Pulaski has some buildings that just naturally get a hold of people. One is the old train station, another the Maple Shade Inn. And still another the old stone courthouse…