David Melson

Picturing the Past 169: Before Bell Buckle was famous

Posted Friday, November 23, 2012, at 1:08 PM
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  • Is it possible for towns to pass a law that says if you own property in the downtown area, you must use it or rent it to someone to use?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Nov 23, 2012, at 5:25 PM
  • Was this picture taken after the fire?

    -- Posted by R.A. Clift on Sat, Nov 24, 2012, at 10:36 AM
  • Speaking of Bell Buckle, can you tell me where the City Grocery was located?

    -- Posted by R.A. Clift on Sat, Nov 24, 2012, at 10:46 AM
  • Not sure about the fire. Anyone remember when it occurred?

    -- Posted by David Melson on Sat, Nov 24, 2012, at 4:01 PM
  • I was in the 8th grade at Bell Buckle High School when fire destroyed the school. I've always loved that little town. It always seems like a step back in time whenever I'm there.

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sun, Nov 25, 2012, at 7:45 AM
  • I miss seeing the posts from "leeiii" and "iliketheoldsongs". Surely hope all is well with them.

    -- Posted by steadyeddie on Mon, Nov 26, 2012, at 5:41 PM
  • Yes, I am still here steadyeddie. I have gotten caught up playing Farmville and have not given as much time to this blog as I should have. My Rook playing on duelboard.com has also suffered. Sorry about that.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Mon, Nov 26, 2012, at 8:13 PM
  • I remember the town as it as pictured and I am very familiar with it today. I love eating at BB Cafe. I cannot remember which came first, the Cafe or the antigue shops.

    -- Posted by HorseGentler on Thu, Nov 29, 2012, at 11:19 AM
  • The two cafes are/were worlds apart.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 7:20 AM
  • I was approached the other day by a friend and Bell Buckle merchant who said he had heard of a fire in the late 1890's and one of his sales counters is dated shortly after that.

    I also tracked down a page that said the stores burned again the Great Depression era. http://volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/cascade/bbhist.htm

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Dec 9, 2012, at 8:18 AM
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