Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

Archive for the month “September, 2017”

Diamond G

Diamond G Fabrics (along with Diamond G Farm and Diamond G Aviation, and, maybe, others) were all established by the Austin family of Greeneville TN.  This family kick-started the rise of Greeneville to being, at one time, one of the largest tobacco markets in the nation.  Apparently, Clyde Austin was quite the businessman.  And many thanks to the antique dealer in Greeneville who gave me this card.  The Diamond G logo can be seen above the “AUSTIN” on at least two prominent brick smokestacks in the downtown area.

Nolichucky Dam Today

Taken 9/2/17.  It was overcast and drizzling, but the water coming down the front of the dam looked like snow.  I took this picture from the middle of the 2005 bridge.  The earlier bridge, built in 1937, about 10 years before this dam was constructed, was named in honor of  Oscar Byrd Lovette – lawyer, Republican, banker – who defeated Carroll Reece in 1930 for the 1st District seat in the U. S. Congress.  Reece came back to defeat Lovette in 1933.
The place where the earlier picture was taken is no longer accessible.

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