Monthly Archives: September 2019

Southeast Airlines

southeast

Southeast Airlines, an E. Ward King enterprise, was a short-lived commuter line that flew out of Tri-Cities to Memphis and Nashville and probably other airports in the state.  It lasted from 1957 to 1959, when, after failure to obtain air mail contracts and a horrific crash on Holston Mountain, the airline went out of business.

This is a soda/beer bottle recapper with the handy-dandy bottle neck loop so the cap won’t get lost.

A Couple of Items

A couple of items bobbed up at an area flea market mall.

jacks

About 5.5″ long.  Blank on the other side.  Sturdy, by golly.

kptshoe

This store was located in a row of shops that has long been demolished.  It was on the land now occupied by a car washing operation.  Kent Potts owned the store.  The Jarman shoe brand is still being made, but the company in Nashville is now known as Genesco.

Gone Mill

ricefront

riceback

There has been discussion about whether this was Rice or Hord Mill, but, make no mistake, it’s Gone Mill now.  My buddy and I carefully walked around this mill in 2014 and were surprised at how well it had survived.

No more. I’ve heard what happened to it, but I can’t verify the story.

Cherokee Post Card Company in Jefferson City appears to have been doing chromes of East Tennessee sometime in the 1960s.

Volunteer State Printing Company, assumed from the monogram, yields no citations.