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Greenfield Tennessee

Pictoral History of Greenfield
by MaryCarol


Green wheat fields of Greenfield

Legend has it that a train Conductor commented on the lush green winter wheat fields
and thus the Train Depot was named Greenfield and later, the town took the name.

This section is a work in progress....Please come back often
keep scrolling - lots of photos below

Before the Photo Section....

 
 The Life & Times of Greenfield - see Book online - 220 pages - pdf files
  HISTORY of Greenfield as told by Oscar Elam - this is basis for Greenfield history repeated over and over.
GREENFIELD NOTES   a place for short abstracts about Greenfield History. 
A History of Greenfield Newspapers
 
TranscribedOld Greenfield Newspapers
Interviews with Old Timers - In the mid 1940's to the 60's Clipper Reid DOWLAND interviewed some of the "OLD TIMERS" in and around Greenfield.  These interviews are filled with historical and genealogical tidbits plus stories of colorful characters. Check them out!  INTERVIEWS

In his Honor - Ried Dowland - 3 great photos - his plane, outside and inside hotel and his obit




Old Photos in and around Greenfield

I thank ALL of you for your submissions! 
      photo graphics by MaryCarol

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Funny CHRISTMAS CARD
Mama BEAR - for the women folk
  
The Jane Pope Collection  - Jane has been collecting old photos from Greenfield people for a number of years
 
1.   1911 Greenfield -  Ray & Grooms MULE BARN
      The INFAMOUS SOUP STREET- with photos
2.    HORSELESS Carriages 1919 & silent movie tent
3.    HORSE DRAWN HEARSE
4.   GREENFILD TRAINS
      Greenfield Trains
     
Train Depot - waiting for the train to come in - early 1900's
      Train Depot #2 - downtown Greenfield
     
1925 Greenfield Train - Inside Depot Office
     
Illinois Cental RR Depot - Main Street looking West
        Illinois Central RR Depot - Looking west from corner of Front St. & Soup St.
       

5.   DOWNTOWN Greenfield
      Downtown Greenfield
- Old Flour Mill 1908-1915 - Main & Front Streets looking South
     
Downtown Greenfield - Main St. Looking West - colored postcard
     
1910 Cedar Street & Broad
     
1912 Bird's Eye View of Greenfield
     
Main Street looking east 1908 - color tinted POSTCARD
     
Downtown Greenfield - early days
       
Downtown Greenfield 1950's - neat old car
       
DOWNTOWN 1950's
     
DOWNTOWN - Girls day out
      DOWNTOWN - 1903 - Horse/Mule sale Days - McKenzie but like Greenfield

6.   OPERA HOUSE -  1910
6-A STRING ORCHESTRA 1890's
6-B GREENFIELD TIMES Newspaper Office abt. 1895
7.    Greenfield LADIES - with names - early 1900's
       Greenfield LADIES - group of 7 - partial list of names
       Greenfield LADIES - 3 ladies - big hats - white blouses
       Greenfield LADIES 1913 - 8 ladies outside, around a big tree
      
Greenfield LADIES - 1920's

8.   FRUIT GROWERS BANK
      BANK NOTES from all 3 early banks
9.  1920 GREENFIELD BANK
10.  1923 BROCK COMPANY
11.  BRASFIELD  DRUGSTORE 1919
12.  The enfamous CALABOOSE jail of Greenfield
       CALABOOSE - Close up 
       CALABOOSE - best shot

13.  The PALACE THEATER- downtown Greenfield
14.   Magazines & COMIC BOOKS at the Drugstore
15.   Greenfield HONOR GUARD - after WWII
16.   Ms Kate's STYLE SHOP - Stylish fashions for the ladies
17.    CITY HALL- Downtown 1950's
18.    DRUGSTORE - man flying around pole
19.    R. L. Jeter GROCERY STORE
20.   OLD HOUSES
        The Old BARNETT house #1 in 1896 -
Fine Victorian Home!
       
The Old BARNETT house #2 sometime after 1900
         Big, beautiful Victorian house on Front St - #1
         Big, beautiful Victorian house on Front St - #2
            The Knox ELAM house - big family gathering
        
DAVIS HOUSE - 1922
         The ABERNATHY house
         The CAPPS house
         The COATS house
         The ELAM house
         The HATCHER house
         The HILLIS house
         The KEY house
         The KIRBY house
         The  MOSELEY house
          General MOSELEY'S home
          POPE homeplace
          The PRIESTLY house
          The RAY house
          Dr. SHANNON house
          The STRINGER house
          The Peter MOSELEY house
21.   GOAT WAGONS
22.   REALITY - The famous horse
23.  BALD CYPRESS TREE - oldest - biggest + 12 more photos
      
Cypress Tree- base in water
      
Old Tillman house - Big Cypress Tree Park

Big Cypress Tree Park Festival 2007 - Civil War Reenactment Photos
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PAGE THREE
PAGE FOUR
      

Big Cypress Tree Park Festival Sept 2005

Big Cypress Tree Park Festival Sept 2004

Click to see Photos of Festival

24.  CARS & TRUCKS
    
  OLD CARS and TRUCKS collection of really old; Model A fords 1928 - 1937; - 1950's fords & chevys, etc
      
OLD CARS - downtown
      
M&B MOTOR COMPANY 1922 - Inside
       Lil Abner  STOCK CAR - driven by Billy Joe Willaims
25.  OLD BOX FACTORY - later Stave Mill
26.   VENEER MILL - Ward-Kent-shows big logs and lots of workers
        HOTEL - looking West on Main St. - Methodist church on far right
        COLONIAL HOTEL - owned at one time by Clipper Reid DOWLAND - his car
       
COLONIAL HOTEL - another view
       
COLONIAL HOTEL - Entrance 1938-39
       
COLONIAL HOTEL - Entrance 1938-39 another view
27.   Mr. Ralph McUMBER - Master Farmer

          FRUIT BASKET - from his farm - CLOSE UP of Basket
28.    J. D. SULLIVAN Farm
29.   STEAM WHEAT THRASHER 1910 - Greenfield boys with names
30.   MISSIONARY Baptist Church - Greenfield - old photo
         Original color tinted POSTCARD
31.   MERIDIAN CHURCH - also in Old Churches section
        Meridian Church Picnics over the years - social gathering of the area.
        Tennessee 200th birthday - TN homecoming 1986 - old time costumes
32.   METHODIST CHURCH - also in Old Churches section
33.   PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - also in Old Churches section
34.    SHADES BRIDGE Baptising in the River 1926
35.   OLD BRIDGE across the River bottom
36.   Vineyard restaurant (old Allison's ) - DREWRY cousins Gathering 2002
        JOE STOUT
- at Drewry Cousins Gathering - Vineyard Restaurant (Allison's)
        ALLISON'S Restuarant
37.   JOY CAVENDER'S  Summertime Hydrangeas
38.  E.N.J. BROCK & Co. 1912 - Doc.
39.  E.N.J. BROCK& Co. 1915 - Doc.
40.  Fruit Growers Bank CHECKS 1926 - Doc.
41. Tom GROOMS Concrete Co - Doc.
42.  Newspaper ad for KURFEES enamel by Brock & Co.
43.  SMALLPOX - Health Notice - doc.
44.  BLIMP - Winner- M. & B. MOTOR CO. 3rd Annual Goodyear Dealers Zepplin Race, July-August 1931.
45.  Brock & Brasfield - LETTERHEAD early 1900's
46.    SNAKES & Political foes
47.   BOOKEEPING CLASS 1898
48.   EASTERN STAR  of Greenfield
 49.  BOY SCOUTS of Greenfield - 1930's & 40's - they built a cabin in the woods
50.  POSTCARD from a trip to Chicago - Mike & Ike, world famous twin midget boxers - 24yrs - 24 inches tall
51.  Greenfield Fire Prevention Festival 2007 - Annual event - held in Oct.
52. Greenfield - Bigger and Better 1962 article
53. The PEOPLE of GREENFIELD
          
George Washington ABNEY
           Robert MOSELEY (1843-1934), CSA - rode with Nathan Bedford Forrest



Don't forget to check out OLD SCHOOLS section
Lots of old Greenfield Schools

Also check out FARM LIFE


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