Former Wilson County Sheriff Harold Griffin searches a crime scene. After being killed in the line of duty in 1954, his wife Rosalind Griffin, took over his duties as sheriff. She died in December 2003, at the age of 87. (photo submitted by Sheriff Terry Ashe)
Horn Springs Hotel and Resort stood for more than 100 years as a prominent Middle Tennessee relaxation point. Located about 5 miles west of Lebanon, the resort was frequented by weekend visitors who traveled by train from Nashville and points west of the hotel.
Sheriff Terry Ashe in 1989, surveying the Criminal Justice Center under construction.
The old Lebanon High School on North Cumberland Street is now the site of the Wilson County Justice Center.
Former Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce presidents: (Front row) John Hatcher, Comer Donnell, Bill Bell, Jesse Coe, J.B. Leftwich, Randall Clemons, Bob VanHooser. (Back row) Don McDougle, Jim Mills, Bill McDowell, Mike Baker, Tony Shipp, Don Simpson, Max Smith, Ted Aulds, Nelson Steed, Charles Bradley, David Foutch, Wendell Kopp, Jim Lancaster and Eddie Callis.
Johnny Cash addresses the audience during the Governor's Prayer Breakfast in the early 1970s. From left are his wife, June Carter Cash, and Gov. Winfield Dunn. The Cumberland College Singers, directed by Dr. Bert Coble, were invited to perform at the breakfast. Dunn served as Tennessee governor from 1971 to1975. Cash died in September, 2003. His wife June, died earlier that same year, in May. (Photo submitted by G. Frank Burns)
Highland Heights Girls Basketball team from 1954: Back Row: Linda Moser Bain, Joyce Hackney Bates, Rebecca Buhler, Carolyn Robinson, Beth Donnell Helms, Nona Wade, Judy Lea Nokes, Rita Goad Phillips, June Vaughn Fulmer and Coach 'Mac' McMillan. Front Row: Betty Jo Dircy, Minnie Sue Phillips Coghill, Donna Singleton Evins, Gayle Freeman Johnston and Sabra Goodall Todd.
Ladies dressed in Indian attire - 1924-1925. (Photo courtesy of the City of Lebanon Museum and History Archives)
Photo by Gwin King (stamped on back) of radio announcer "Scooter Bill." (Photo courtesy of the City of Lebanon Museum and History Archives)
The Martha Gaston Hospital, located on South College Street, operated until the mid-1960s. The building now houses Cedarcroft Home of Lebanon.
Members of the Major School class - From left, in the back row: Leonard Arbuckle, Gwyn Baird, Frank Crosslin, Sam Bonds, Douglas Lannom, Dick Huddleston, Robert Ingram, Spencer Jordan and Thomas Drennon. Second row: Thelma Jordan Edwards, Ella Owen Majors Reed, Mary Quarles Arnold, Rebecca Bonds Christian, Teacher Fannie Andrews, Margaret Pardon Jones, Mildred Drennon Jones, Lena Bond Anderson and Ethel Crennon Carter. Front row: Will Owens Williams, Frank Alsup and Walter Atkerson.
Editor's Note: Thanks to Elizabeth Lannom and Peggy Robinson who provided the names of the students at Major School in the "Remember when" photo that ran initially in the November 10, 2004 edition.
A group of Future Farmers of America from Wilson County visited President Herbert Hoover in Washington sometime in 1930.Wallace Bryan is standing to the right of the President, (center, holding hat).
These students attended McClain School in the 1930s. Front Row: Berta Ferrell, Vashti Pritchard, Alice Barbee Back Row: Ailene Spears, Belle Hancock, Mrs. E.T. Beard. (Photo courtesy of the Wilson County Archives)
Six young men stand in front of a store. (Photo courtesy of the Wilson County Archives)
These two children were photographed by Chas. G. Whitson, Lebanon Tennessee. Jack Stephens of Hermitage Tennessee, purchased the photograph along with other items from a store in Illinois. Can anyone identify these two children? (Photo courtesy of the Wilson County Archives)
Back on Oct. 7, 1916 this spirited group of Cumberland University students took the train to Atlanta to fulfill a contractual obligation with the Georgia Tech football program. The result was the worst loss in the recorded history of college football 222-0. The sport was dropped at Cumberland in 1906, resumed in 1912, dropped in 1915, and resumed briefly in 1916 when the memorable 222-0 game with Georgia Tech was one of a handful of games played.
Steve Armstrong directed the Sound & Light production "Steel Magnolias" at the Chapel Playhouse on Market Street in Lebanon in May 1990. Cast members Jamie Walker, Wendy Massey, Margaret Piercey and Betty Stephens are pictured.
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