John David Wilder store in Pelham. I finally found where I got the picture originally. It belonged to Ms.Henrietta Bowden Ray. She and my mother were good friends. Her mother was Della Wilder Bowden, wife of Dr. Bowden in Pelham. This is a caption I found for the picture when it ran in a newspaper. First Filling Station in Pelham. - Mr. John David Wilder, a blacksmith, opened Pelham's first gasoline filling station. It was located just south of what today is the intersection of U.S. 41 and State Highway 50. Note
that Mr. Wilder sold both Gulf and Sinclair gas. The pumps were
hand-operated. Mr. Wilder did all kinds of blacksmithing in the age of horsepower. Photo of Mrs. Henrietta Ray.
1935 Fourth of July Parade in Tracy City. I will talk to Ernie Cheek and get the details about the car. My memory is that his family had sold the car several years ago. He tracked it down and bought it back. I will let you know the details after I talk with him.
This is a picture I took out in Roberts Cove on Mr. Northcutt's farm. It is presently called Hawk's Hollow.
This is a picture of a tombstone for Elijah Crouch. I found a cemetery on the property of Mr. Benson Northcutt which is at the end of Hawk's Hollow Road. I have a project I am working on: to find out whose graves are located in this cemetery. It is not a known cemetery as it is located in the middle of Mr. Northcutt's cow pasture. This tombstone is the only one with a name on it. I thought it might be interesting to post it to your website to see how many people respond to the picture.