Our quarterly meeting was held Friday night, July 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm at our building. Dr. Hugh Berryman was the guest speaker for the program. He spoke about the geological makeup around the Palmersville area.
On Saturday August 1st, the Historical Society sponsored another “Canoe Float down the North Fork of the Obion River.” We met at the parking lot of the Historical Society building at 10:00 a.m. and then departed to the Sprouts Levee bridge for departure at 10:30 and floated to the Latham bridge. We had some additional information about the history of this section of the river including the swamp, logging, sawmilling, shingle making, old cypress hole, and the Byars-Bowlin-Watts water mill. Also the foundation of a third large building of the Lochridge Mill complex has been exposed by recent floods.
Cleaning of the historic portraits of early Palmersville area citizens who were members of the Masonic Lodge from the 1870s and onward is finished. Reframing with acid-free materials will soon be completed. We are grateful to the Lodge members for giving us the opportunity to preserve these portraits.
Recent Deaths of Palmersville graduates:
- Anna Faye (Harrison) Hargrove, class of 1958
- Jimmy Dale Puckett, class of 1962
- Kerry L. Pentecost, class of 1969