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Martin-Rogers top Tuf-Nuts dealer before flood

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Before the flood in 1961, there was a store on the south side of the Harrison square where my dad bought work clothes. I seem to remember that the store had a double name, but neither my sister nor I can think of it? Can you help? Answer: Martin-Rogers Store must be the place!

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Heuer first HHS homecoming queen

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: When was the first homecoming queen elected at Harrison High School? Answer: The answer to this question was obtained from a Harrison High School Goblin newspaper dated November 17, 1939. Way back in 1929 it was definitely decided to elect a queen to rule over the tournament of blood and broken bones commonly known

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First Baptist traces history

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Please settle a discussion: What church was located across from the Hotel Seville in the 1930s and 1940s? Answer: The church that stood for many years on the corner of North Vine Street and Ridge Avenue (across from the Seville) was the First Baptist Church of Harrison. Much earlier, the first building housing a

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Bowers wagons, buggies, surreys date to late 1880s

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Was there ever a company in Harrison that made wagons or buggies? Answer: Bower Brothers Manufacturing Company made wagons, buggies and surreys in Harrison for several years preceding the arrival of automobiles. The Bower family was a pioneer family of Boone County, and descendents are still community and church leaders of this area. Bower

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Mother’s Club kept open Harrison schools during 1920s

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: I have heard of “The Mother’s Club” in Harrison. Can you tell me about this organization and what was its purpose? Answer: In 1923, Mrs. W. H. Lewis wrote the following in the Harrisonian yearbook: “The activities of the Mother’s Club are too many to enumerate.” The Mother’s Club was organized about 1920 as

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Cantrell’s elegant 1900s home

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Several elegant homes were built in Boone County about the turn of the century – is it possible for your column to tell the history of some of them? Answer: The Heritage Museum has information on several homes, the families who once lived in them, and, as requested, this column will discuss one such

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Splendid homes tied to early bankers in Harrison area

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Last week’s column answered a request for information on old homes in Boone County. We continue this week with two other selected properties. Answer: In early 1900, W. J. Myers came to Boone County by way of Kentucky and Trot, Tennessee. He was a director in the Bank of Troy, Tennessee, and became a

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1900s Harrison resident ran for governor

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: In the early 1900s, a candidate from Harrison was defeated in the race for the office of governor. Who was the candidate? Answer: John I. Worthington, Boone County resident, ran on the Republican ticket and was defeated by George W. Donaghey. John I. Worthington, the son of Mayor John I. and Nancy Erwin Worthington,

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Harrison’s history told in mural on Harrison Hill

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Boone County Historical and Railroad Society board member Richard Dix requested that a column be about “the best kept secret in Boone County.” Answer: Richard Dix, a history buff, suggested everyone should know about the great mural, painted on the huge wall at the Family Budget Inn. The Inn is located near the top

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Early Harrison physician known for generosity, charitability

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: We enjoy reading about early Boone County residents, their professions and the homes they occupied. Please continue this in forthcoming columns. Answer: This week’s column will tell of the life of Dr. A. J. Vance, early Harrison physician. Asbury Johnson Vance was born near Rally Hill, 12 miles east of Harrison, in 1856. With

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