Kingsport Weddings

Kingsport Weddings

Pinterest has become one of my favorite avenues for sharing images from the archives. There are 22 boards now and over 800 pins. One of my all-time favorites is the “Kingsport Weddings” board. From bridal portraits to get-away cars, there are some fantastic and fun images that have been pinned. You will definitely want to check … Continue reading

Moonshine Still

Moonshine Still

Lee Stroupe, Chief Robert “Bob” Saylor, and Constable Monty Upchurch pose with an illicit moonshine still they seized, c. 1925.

The Red Elephants

The Red Elephants

Did you know that before Kingsport High School/Dobyns-Bennett High School became known as the Indians they were the Red Elephants? Standing: M. Lane, Fogelman, Maxwell, Bernard, Burchett, Mellons, Wilson, Sayler, Cifers, Crumley, White, Haney, Bowers, Winniger, Moffit, Coates, Watkins. Seated:DeVault, Harkleroad, Alexander, Walker, Groseclose, Fleenor, Duncan, Odum, Cooke, Stone, Jared, C. Lame, Coach Sprankle.  

Bobo the monkey

Bobo the monkey

Ann Marie and Timmy Walkey with their monkey, Bobo. Bobo won a blue ribbon in the 1953 East Tennessee District Fair’s pet show. Ann Marie and Timmy are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Walkey.