Blackberry Festival comes to Lynnville

Friday, June 19, 2009

Blackberry pie like you wouldn't believe will be at the 9th Annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival to be held on Saturday, June 27, from sunup to sundown. Come and stay a spell in one of "America's Best Small Towns" - you won't be sorry. Some 40 to 50 vendors will be set up on Lynnville's square selling their wares. Antiques, handmade items, jewelry, crafts, children's items, all kinds of food, and much more will be offered for sale.

Sympathy is extended to the Tommy Hardison Family.

From the pages of Lynnville History found in The Pulaski Citizen in 1880..

"Miss Jakie Braden, who is attending the Athaeneum at Columbia, instead of attending the picnic there came down to see her relatives and numerous friends last week. She was looking handsomer than ever, and that is saying a great deal.

"Dr. Gray, D.D.S., of Columbia, is for a week or ten days here practicing his profession. Our sick cases are mostly convalescent.

"The doctors had about decided to amputate the hand of Mr. William Wilks, whose finger was chewed up in a fight recently, and had met for that purpose, but Dr. Lock induced them to suspend the operation and try bathing in hot water for 24 hours. The result was beneficial to the patient who is now doing well and he will probably save his hand.

"I have noticed for several years that somebody is always on the eve of getting a large fortune from England, but by some mischance or other the lucre never arrives. Now it is the Boyds, and Bowdens of this locality who have just been informed that they are heirs to about $20 million in England. The expectation of receiving this comfortable pile hasn't interrupted their friendly relations with their poor neighbors. They speak to them all the same.

"Miss Bettie Higdon is visiting friends in Columbia this week. She will not fail to sustain the reputation that Lynnville has always enjoyed of possessing none but the most charming young ladies.

"Mr. Solomon Davis, one of our oldest citizens, is laid up with a painful rising on his foot. Mr. Davis is 84 years old and came here in 1808 when this county all belonged to Maury County.

"Having the welfare of country and town at heart, we are always glad to record the introduction of new enterprises and industries among us. Among these we note a new millinery establishment just opened by Mrs. Malone, containing all the fashionable head-gear and neckwear that usually captivate the feminine fancy. Our barber shop has moved around to the front and took eligible quarters. The knights of the razor seem to be doing a good business. A silversmith is here with a view to locating and a painter is decorating the fences with flaming signs. The fact is we are in the midst of a business boom."

Maybe history will repeat itself and Lynnville will be in the midst of a business boom again.