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A headline in the October 3, 1992 issue of the Richmond Daily Register announced "Railway Line is Abandoned," something the people of Madison County already knew. The 77-mile rail-road that started at Cliffside in Franklin County and ran through…

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A little over 40 years ago the Southern Bell Telephone Co. took over local telephone operations from the Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Co., another licensee of the Bell system.

In October, 1931, a new Richmond directory was issued, listing…

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What kind of after school or weekend work could a boy find in 1890s Richmond? I will again refer to the Akers’ manuscript.

First, there apparently was lots do to around the house. Coal had to be brought in for the stoves and the open fireplaces…

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I mentioned in an earlier column about the response I received after my column about lost schools. I was told about two schools on Jacks Creek Pike (Buffalo and Forest Hill) and one on Flint Road in the College Hill area (Broom Sage). I have since…

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Glen Kleine, assistant professor of English at Eastern, has the interesting hobby of collecting old newspapers of historical significance. One item that he has recently acquired is a copy of the Charlestown (South Carolina) Mercury, dated Sept. 8,…

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