Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

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Chuckey TN Old Bank Building

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This 1920 building (36.212198, -82.687186)  was originally a bank.  It sits on Chuckey Pike where it crosses the railroad tracks.  The original train depot, now in Jonesborough, was located just across the tracks.  According to a local, the rumor was that the owners of the bank faked a robbery and absconded with the institution’s accumulated wealth.  Comments welcome on this (and any post).  It may have functioned as a post office, also.

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The original safe is still there, along with a bunch of stuff apparently left over from a rummage sale.

Also across the tracks from this building was once located a “birth to death” store…it had everything you’d need from birth to death (like the Big Store in Kingsport TN).  It’s totally gone now.

Ft. Patrick Henry Lake

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If you’re not familiar with this lake at Warriors’ Path State Park in Kingsport TN, the view is of an inlet where the marina is situated (it’s to the right, out of the picture).  The main lake is to the left (also out of the picture).  Then, with all that missing, why did I take the picture here?  I liked the tree in the foreground.

I took this from the walking path on Duck Island.

Morristown TN High School

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Morristown High School in 1950.  It’s now Morristown East.
Anyway, I was puzzled about this picture.  The inventory number, lower right on the front, dates this card to 1950; however, the primary source for information on this school (Wikipedia) gives a date 1955 for the addition of that 3rd floor.  Sounded kind of wrong to me, because the building looks to be fully developed as it. Then, I ran across this picture .  The school was built in 1923 and that black-and-white image is from the ’30s.  Maybe there was a 3rd story added somewhere, but I don’t think it was here.  Btw, Morristown High School is the oldest accredited high school in Tennessee.

The card was published by Blackburn News Agency in Kingsport, but it’s a Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” post card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.).  It’s in fairly good shape, despite the staining on the back.

 

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