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#10 - Norma in the Old Days
In the early 1900s, Norma, in Scott County, was a bustling community with several lumber mills although now it barely seems to exist. It fits prominently into the Walker story in the case of Dr. Andrew Calvin Walker, who was a doctor there late in his life and died in 1926. Some locations, from postcards that belonged to him, are included on this page; click any for a larger picture.
Visit: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~edwardbwalker/places/norma.html

INFORMATION FROM DESCENDANTS: John B. Jeffers, and Kizzie Duncan Jeffers, were married April 3, 1904 in Scott Co. Tennessee. John B and Frank Smithers built a two story building in Norma. The Store was downstairs and they called it “Norma Union Store”. Both Families lived upstairs. Apparently it wasn’t profitable enough to sustain two families and John eventually bought Frank’s share. Gradually the store became more successful and they weathered the Depression pretty well. Five of John B and Kizzie’s seven children were raised to adulthood with their primary years over the store. The children were: Dot (Oran Holloway); Tressie Beulah (Virgil Murley); Nevva (Marley Phillips); James Hoyal (Jean Debord); Darel (never married); Dennis (died at age 10); and Jaymon (died at 3 months). Nevva said that her early training in honesty came in this store when her dad (John B.) taught her to use a candy scales. He taught her to look at it straight on so that you didn’t cheat the customer or yourself. Those little white scales have passed down to Nevva’s daughter, Kay Phillips Davis, and are still in her possession. John B. told Nevva on his deathbed that if he ever cheated a man out of a penny he didn’t know it. When John B. retired and moved to Oneida, he sold the store to Kermit and Elwood Sharp and they changed the name to Sharp Brothers Store. Kermit worked the coal mines and Elwood ran the store for about eight years. It must have been about this time that Elwood bought Kermit’s share and it became known as Sharp’s Cash Store, which it remained throughout the years until it burned down.

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Huntsville HS in the Old Days
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The Goat Man
Mr. Charles "Chess" McCartney known as "The Goat Man" traveled all over East Tennessee from the 1930's to the 1960's with a herd of goats as his Team that pulled his wagon.

Pictures contributed by Mr. Eugene "Gene" Williams.
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E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #1
(Jan 1, 1969)
If there is ever any doubt about what I have said about my 2 tours in Vietnam, just read and look at these pictures and it should all be clear to you.


ALL MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN 1969 - A collection of my pictures, and others that were donated, with a special focus on the "Siege of DAK TO and BEN HET" - May thru July 1969, and Fire Support Base (FSB) 6 located on Rocket Ridge overlooking the Dak To Valley.

1-Operational Reports of the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery, my Unit: http://www.bravecannons.org/History/hist_benhet.html
2-Another good story is at http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/memories/15.html
3-An excellent YouTube video also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eYoL6IZXg
4-The battle of Ben Het Vietnam (1969): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQnb_0cz4o&feature=related
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#1 - Thomas Bleming, DAK TO and BEN HET
I hope this story will entice others to share their stories about Vietnam, especially in and around the areas of DAK TO, BEN HET, TAN CAHN, Fire Support Base (FSB) 6, and other places located in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam.

1-Operational Reports of the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery, my Unit: http://www.bravecannons.org/History/hist_benhet.html
2-Another good story is at http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/memories/15.html
3-An excellent YouTube video also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eYoL6IZXg
4-The battle of Ben Het Vietnam (1969): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQnb_0cz4o&feature=related
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#21 - Leonis Sexton, Lucille (GRIFFITH) Sexton, and family
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#16 - Rickey Lawson's assorted Family Pictures
Norman Rex "Rickey" Lawson provided these pictures and hopes you will enjoy them.

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#9 - People of Scott County - Alonzo and Anna Lawson Collection
These pictures were copied from Facebook and with permission from Alonzo and Anna Lawson, I am adding them here for your viewing pleasure and for the sole purpose of sharing with others.

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