Late 1950’s pageant sponsored by Bacon Creamery, Ann Waller was voted queen.
Pics of Kenneth “Choo Choo” Justice. One of the true characters in Loudon for many years. He was a baseball fan always lending advise to Coach Thompson and the Redskins. Served as Grand Marshall in Loudon parades and always seemed to make it on the 6 o’clock news when a story aired about Loudon.
The Court Theatre opened in the late 1940’s. A fire in 1958 did major damage to the building. By the 1960’s it became Bowman-Porter Hardware who sold it to Greers who sold it to the Gaspers.
In the early 1940’s, Loudon had four rural mail carriers. These jobs were considered very good jobs and were known as patronage appointments. There was one young man who aspired to be a rural postal carrier and his name was Floyd E. Julian who was a polio victim and walked with a limp. This young man had a couple of political connections and used them well. Mr. Henry R. (Peg) Bell was the local politician who took Floyd’s case to Tennessee Senator, Kenneth McKellar.
Pic of Loudon Main Street in the late 1880’s.
Gene Raydar city cab located on corner Wharf and Grove Street in Loudon.