10 November 2004

glen alice, 1881

Glen Alice Community

Glen Alice is 65 miles from Chattanooga, on the Cincinnati Southern Railway. We have a station, a depot agent, but no depot, a postoffice by name Robbsville, a store successfully run by Mrs. Thompson, wife of A.P. Thompson, a commissary, and some goods sold on the sly. We have ore mines and ship four cars of iron per day. The mines are operated by the Robbs Bros. We ship tanbark and walnut logs; in fact we are a growing little place. In addition to the above named enterprises we have a blacksmith shop on Water street.

source: news item from the chattanooga times, saturday, 5 nov 1881. the photo is not historical. it's one from nara that i altered to read glen alice; the original, i believe but am not certain anymore read glen allen.

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