Maryville 1920: From Pistol Creek to the Palace Theater
By Reference Librarian Brennan LeQuire
Southern Appalachian Editions series, ed. Jim Stovall
Brennan LeQuire’s book is the latest publication in Blount County Friends of the Library’s Southern Appalachian Editions series. Jim Stovall, BCPL Library’s writer-in-residence, edited this title as well as others in the series.
The book is available for purchase at the Bookmark Café, The Friends Bookstore and Amazon.com. Sales benefit Blount County Friends of the Library.
From the book description at Amazon
What was it like to walk through downtown Maryville, Tennessee, in 1920? What would be different from today? What buildings would have lined the streets? How many of them are still standing? What sights, sounds, and smells would have caught the attention of the pedestrian? What neighbors and business people would have been on the sidewalk or in the buildings? What would they have been doing? This book, published by Blount County Friends of the Library, presents some representative highlights of 1920, with information drawn from books, newspapers, maps, interviews, and library files.
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