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Clarksville relives past in second part of speaker series

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The second century of Clarksville was relived on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Clarksville Christian Church, with speakers providing research and personal accounts about different areas of the town.
Brent Engel began the presentation with a recap of the town in the 1920s and the burning of the La Crosse building in 1923.
Businesses of the time were highlighted, such as Reynold’s Coffee Shop, Carol Hotel, Cooper’s Grocery, barber Abe Tinsley and dentist Paul Hamilton.
The Great Depression’s effect was felt in town with the number of banks decreasing from eight to one. That one, CBC Bank, is still open today.

The crowd was attentive for each speaker during “The Second 100 Years: Voices from Our Past and Present” program on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Clarksville Christian Church. Attendees heard stories and information from Brent Engel, Martha Hipes, Dale Miller, Nathalie Pettus and Jo Anne Smiley.

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