The soft maple tree in front of William Brammeier’s home on Oakdale Blacktop was planted in 1918 by his father, Theodore Brammeier. By Alex Haglund A century is a long time. A very long time for a person. For a tree? Not quite as long, but a tree still sees a lot in
This photo from The Nashville News archives is of the Oakdale basketball team. A member of The Nashville News staff who played basketball in this area stated that she believed it to be from the 1970s, due to the knee socks. After looking through various area yearbooks though, we discovered that knee socks were
Eighty Years Ago (1937) A burglar alarm resulted in the arrest of two men inside the George Borcherding general merchandise store in Oakdale. Men’s suits were priced between $14.75 and $16.75 at Backs Department Store in Nashville. “The Plainsman” with Gary Cooper was the feature at the State Theater in Nashville. Deaths: Ruth Stewart, 39,
The Nashville Public Library will host Barbara Kay as Juliette Gordon Lowe on March 7 at 7 pm. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low (1860–1927) founded Girl Scouts of the USA, an organization that today serves millions of girl members and alumnae, and reflects the arc of her remarkable life. An ardent believer in the potential
What’s Happening In This Photo?
The Classic Photo featured in the February 15, 2017 edition of The Nashville News featured three men standing in front of a propeller-driven airplane, one of the men holding a one-wheeled measuring device of some sort. We’ve heard back from two readers, Dennis Hoelscher and Clarence Bauza, both of whom identified the man in the
Eighty Years Ago (1937) Burglars entered the offices of the Huegely Elevator and Milling Company in Nashville. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Junge opened the Home Restaurant in the Hilderbrand building on East Main Street in Nashville. Two pounds of pure hog lard cost 29 cents and veal was 22 cents a pound. Deaths: Sarah Cunningham,