Lynnville notes

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church.

Congratulations to Shelby Hood for being Channel 4's "Student Athlete of the Week." Shelby is a senior at Richland High School and the daughter of Keela and Troy Hood of Lynnville.

Richland High School will celebrate basketball homecoming Friday evening, Jan. 30, beginning at 5:20 p.m. The basketball game will begin at 6 p.m.

"Remember When" is from the files of the Pulaski Citizen dated Thursday, Sept. 10, 1908. These files are from the collection of the late Sarah Hewitt Dugger of Lynnville.

"Gordon Topp, David Daughtery, and Tom Gordon gave a family barbecue at 'Mont Gordon' on August 27 complimentary to Hugh C. Topp of Los Angeles, California, who was at home on a visit after an absence of several years. The occasion also celebrated the 100th anniversary of which this historic old home has been owned by the Gordon Family. About seventy-five of the nearest relatives were in attendance and the day was delightfully spent. At noon a sumptous barbecue was enjoyed. Col. Thomas K. Gordon whose descendants gathered to observe the anniversary was in his day one of the largest land owners and one of the weathiest citizens in the county, was prominent in politics, and in the War of 1812 he made an enviable reputation. Of his ten children only four, Capt. E. H. F. and M. B. L. Gordon, Mrs. H. G. Walker, and Mrs. N. G. White of Nashville, survive. Two were present, Mrs. Walker and M. B. L Gordon. Several old family servants were there and altogether the day was a great success and a most happy reunion for all who were so fortunate as to attend. Hugh C. Topp, the guest of honor, is the second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Topp and a grandson of Col. T. K. Gordon. He is one of the most popular and deserving young men ever reared in the county. At present he is manager for the Remington Typewriter Company in Southern California. After a business trip to New York he goes to Montana on a bear hunt before returning to Los Angeles.

Annual Reunion of Harvey Walker Bivouac in Lynnville, Tennessee.

Harvey Walker Bivouac of Confederate Veterans, assisted by the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, held its annual reunion last Thursday in the beautiful Wagstaff grove. A large number of old soldiers, their families, and friends were in attendance as well as a number of visitors from other places, the crowd being conservatively estimated at eight hundred. It was an ideal day, an orderly crowd, a splendid dinner and nothing happened to mar the pleasure of the occasion. Indeed it was pronouned the most enjoyable and successful reuion ever held by this well known Bivouac."

Each week "Straight From The Tracks" will have some history about Lynnville, Tennessee. Lynnville will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2010. Anyone with any history about Lynnville who would like it printed in this column, please submit.