Middlesboro in the Past
Enjoying the Past

Versailles, KY

#571 Oct 11, 2012
Will's Sweet Shop a bakery on cumberland ave. near where CCM is today.

The Old Fashioned Dairy Bar on 20th street just down from the library near the old barber shops. I got many a hair cut and ice cream from those two establishments as a kid.

My Dad would say get a hair cut and give me money for the hair cut and I could use the change to get an ice cream. And I could walk or ride my bike down there with no worries, except watching out for traffic crossing the streets.

Stogner/Wilmoth Texaco on 21st and Chester, used to go by there to get a coke or put air in my bike tires and sometimes they would let me pump the gas and clean the windshield if a car pulled in while I was there, which was cool.

Morristown, TN

#572 Oct 12, 2012
Mr. Eliot:
This Pat Hamlin you are writing about,
is this the same Pat Hamlin
that worked the front desk of
the former Best Western in Middlesboro.
I checked in one night while he was on duty
and he tried his best to get me
to go to a room with him.
Not the room i was checking into.

Morristown, TN

#573 Oct 12, 2012
Yeah, i can still remember the time those two brothers came down from Detroit (both cops) and opened up a Dunkin Donuts. They were supposedly from the Pineville area.
As soon as the Dunkin Donuts opened their doors, these two owners were amazed and very happy the business was doing great and doing so great for quiet a few months.
I told these brothers not to expect this to continue. The only reason why its doing so great was because it was a new business and a new place to find something to eat.
These two brothers thought otherwise but i kept telling them this was only a phase.
Not long after, guess what, Dunkin Donuts closed their doors.
I would have preferred the business to stay open, but it was only a phase.
Now, Dunkin Donuts elsewhere is only a phase, you would not want to keep going there too often. The prices is outrageous. At those prices, unless they go down drastically, i suspect they will go into extinction such as Big Boy restaurant, with only a few token restaurants here and there. Mostly there.
Why i was able to see this, but these brothers could not?
I suppose the donut shop in Detroit these two cops frequented, along with other Detroit cops, did very good in business. But this just was not in the cards for Middlesboro and most average size cities.
I hope those same brothers are having luck with another venture.

Georgetown, KY

#574 Oct 19, 2012
wondering wrote:
Can anyone tell me anything about a place in town that was called the Wabash Cafe or something like that? Anyone know of any articles on this place?
my sister lives in arizona has a drink card from there . my family wre the last owners of the building after the hay days .
The Past

Cambridge, MA

#575 Oct 20, 2012
Do you remember Anna Kate Taylor and the Silver Slipper? Sarah's place on the upper end of Cumberland Avenue? What about the EdgeWood grade school?
Remember Those Days

Cambridge, MA

#576 Oct 20, 2012
Slag Town.. Polar Bear Ice Cream

Burlington, KY

#577 Jun 25, 2013
I remeber the smell and K92 Radio. The Top 10 at 10 and a lot more

Burlington, KY

#578 Jun 25, 2013
K92 jocks of the 80's. Great time to grow up...Terry Harrison, RB, Dave Lee.....
believer of the truth

Dyer, TN

#579 Jun 25, 2013
Johnny wrote:
K92 jocks of the 80's. Great time to grow up...Terry Harrison, RB, Dave Lee.....
THE 70s was the best, drag racing on dark ridge, the beer store, sarah the boot leggar, buying VODKA at the taxi stand, the rosa drive in, the scatting rink, watching DIRTY MOVIES at the manering theater on saturday night and conleys drive in where food city is now...

San Clemente, CA

#580 Aug 16, 2013
Hebrew road built by Ben and Katie Horr

San Clemente, CA

#581 Aug 16, 2013
The Jewish cemetery was used until the mid 60s
Manring offspring lol

Tazewell, TN

#582 Feb 10, 2014
Windows 7 user wrote:
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I remember the Manning. I used to pay 20 cents for the movies, and my Mom always said that was too much.
This is where my parents met and fell in love. My dad ran the projectors and my mom sold popcorn. Would love to hear more on this era

Richmond, KY

#583 Feb 10, 2014
Would love to see the old theater open back up
a very good friend

Tazewell, TN

#584 Feb 10, 2014
ky girl wrote:
Does anyone remember that Conley's restaurant use to be where Food City is now.
I do. My sister worked there in high school for Elwood and Sally

Richmond, KY

#585 Feb 10, 2014
The mall killed downtown but it was so much more exciting to shop down town.
a very good friend

Tazewell, TN

#586 Feb 10, 2014
My 2 Cents wrote:
Central School - boys playground was on the canal side, and the girls was on the street side. I remember those huge old maple (I think) trees with the roots all buckled above the ground.

Earle's Music Store. They were so nice about letting teenagers come in and hang out and listen to 45's.

Verrans on Cumberland Avenue.

The beautiful old Manring Theatre with its huge balcony. I remember seeing Disney movies there as a child, then on to Spencer's Mountain, Elvis movies, The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy. Gee, what memories.(And it was safe to walk home after the movies, too).

Green's Tea Room - my first summer job was washing dishes there when I was 12. I made 75 cents an hour and was so proud that I could buy my own school clothes.

Emmet at the courthouse wearing his overalls & deputy badge, with his toy pistol tucked in his pocket.

Cedar Head

Junior Widener and his lawn mower (scary guy)

Sumans Restaurant and the Colonels Grill

Making the loop from Clancy's on Cumberland Avenue to Jerry's on 25E ... over and over.
Lol don't leave pop body out
a very good friend

Tazewell, TN

#587 Feb 10, 2014
wow wrote:
I also remember going to JCPenny on the top floor to get my Girl Scout uniform. The elevator was a little creapy, then we would go across the street to get a ice cream...awesome memories. Woolsworth and all the albums in the front, fishes in the back and those french fries were awesome. When Woolsworth burned down, I stood on the corner and cried!
That's where my mom bought my brownie uniform. I still have it 46 years later!
miss it bad

Mayfield, KY

#588 Feb 11, 2014
Oh yes ... I myself miss the old Woolworth as well as the old Roses.. and lots of the other places mentioned in this thread.

Harriman, TN

#589 Feb 11, 2014
Anyone remember the Middlesboro Hotel and the Middlesboro Motor Hotel Restaurant? Do you remember Mr.Shivers that ran it in the 50's&early 60's?

Harriman, TN

#590 Feb 11, 2014
To a very good friend: I remember the boy and girls sides of the playground. Do you remember the stick on the building that devided the two sides? Also, the small thing of crossing the boundry and going to Miss Atkins' office?

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