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.  

Kingsport Girl Scout Troop 45 Scrapbook, 1944-2004

Kingsport Girl Scout Troop 45 Scrapbook, 1944-2004

The Kingsport Girl Scout Troop 45 Scrapbook was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Mary Lee (Gift) Morton in March 2008. The collection consists of one scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper articles, letters, and other various ephemera documenting Girl Scout Troops and their members in Kingsport, Tennessee. With the help of my wonderful intern … Continue reading

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Congratulations to the 2014 Rediscover Kingsport Scavenger Hunt winners! And the winners are… David and Kim Coombs (1st prize), Steve Alderson (2nd prize), and Cindy Clark (3rd Prize). Thanks to MeadowView and the Downtown Kingsport Association for your sponsorship and making the prizes possible! And if you are interested, below are the scavenger hunt answers!

Putting a Face to a Name

Putting a Face to a Name

I discovered a fantastic image here in the archives. Actually, I should say rediscovered. This image was one that I had scanned years ago but until today I had no clue who two of the men in the image were. Until today. I was doing some unrelated research on the Newspaper Archive and happened to see … Continue reading

New to the Archives

New to the Archives

The Archives just received this new item to add to our ever-growing collection. The Marine Corps Company portrait was taken in 1944 at Camp Pendleton, California. The Kingsport connection? Front row, second to left (the guy with the biggest smile) is Sam Powell. Powell, a native of Kingsport, graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1942.