Tennessee January 05, 2016
What Every Small Town In Tennessee Had In The 1930s. It Was A Simpler Time.
You want to know what’s interesting? Tennessee. In the past. Years and years ago, in a time far removed from our everyday, the world was pretty much just the same. Curious? Take a look and we’ll show you!
17) Every town had their little schoolhouse.
How sweet is this picture?
16) A cedar smokehouse on the property is always a good thing.
Especially for all those homemakers out there, which was pretty much everyone.
15) Nothin' like a riverboat on the Mississippi.
You wouldn't find them EVERYWHERE, but definitely on the west side of the state.
14) No town is complete without a general store.
Fresh groceries will always and forever be a thing.
13) Or a courthouse.
Gotta keep those suckers in line.
12) Here's our Tennessee men, keeping the state afloat with their hard work.
Doing all the hard work to keep us in tip top shape.
11) And our women, working hard both in and out of the home.
No man, no state, is complete without the support of a woman.
10) Here's the old Cumberland Homesteads trading post.
We don't have trading posts anymore, but wow is this shot a trip.
9) Dance hall, anyone?
Or just an impromptu dance hangout in the great Tennesse outdoors.
8) Having a Farmers Union in town is always a good call.
They still exist - they still exist.
7) You have to get around, so everyone had their horse and wagon.
We've upgraded a bit in this department...
6) The local bus station.
Greyhound may not be as popular anymore but it's definitely a thing.
5) Welcome to the local newstand.
Before those paperboys.
4) Cafe on Cotton Row.
Coffee and pastries are still a hot commodity out here in Tennessee.
3) Thrifting has always been a thing, guys.
It was a bit different back in the day, though. Especially in the '30s.
2) Home loans: one stop shop.
Anyone having "It's a Wonderful Life" flashbacks?
1) A church - a place of solid community for everyone in town.
We're still the buckle on the bible belt, so our church memberships are still going strong.
Did we convince you? Let us know in the comments below!