2009 Treasured Recipes and Recollections

For the 2009 Treasured Memories edition, the Auburntown Historical Society is seeking recipe-related memories intertwined with Auburntown families, places or events? The AHS will entitle the next edition, "Treasured Recipes and Recollections."

"Of course we want food recipes, but we are looking for recipes for old-time remedies and home and farm concoctions too," said AHS President Danny Nichols. "The most important consideration for those desiring to submit recipes is whether they can tell a story, even a short one that shares a memory from Auburntown."

Nichols explained that because so many memories are linked with the taste and smell of food, society members thought the 2009 issue of their Treasured Memories series that began in 2007 should be dedicated to this important aspect of family and social life. The AHS is interested in receiving recipes with family, church, eating establishment, school or club connections. This may be a dish served at
Auburn High School, a special dessert families shared during the holidays, a recipe introduced by the Home Demonstration Club or a favorite at church suppers.

"Just as long as sharing the recipe is coupled with sharing the story of why it's important to you," Nichols said. In addition to food, the Society is expecting that recipes for old-time remedies will be submitted, too.

Submissions should be E-mailed if at all possible to auburntownhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. However, recipes and stories may be mailed to the Auburntown Historical Society, PO Box 114,
Auburntown, TN. 37016. Deadline for submission is Feb. 28, 2009.

"The holiday season is a wonderful time to recall stories and record family recipes to share in the fundraising publication," Nichols noted.

Foundry in Cannon County?

Does anyone know of a foundry in Cannon County? Perhaps in Woodbury? A friend of mine has a nutcracker that was supposedly made in Cannon County at a foundry here and is trying to learn more about the history of this foundry. I will appreciate hearing from anyone that might know more about such a business.

Best Regards, Danny Nichols


Auburntown, Tennessee: Treasured Memories and Recollections, 2008 Edition

The Auburntown Historical Society is now offering its new publication, Treasured Memories and Recollections, 2008 Edition, a follow-up to a similar, successful project completed last year.

The book, which sells for $10, can be ordered by mail by sending a check or money order for $13 to the Auburntown Historical Society, P.O. Box 114, Auburntown, TN 37016.

Danny Nichols, Auburntown Historical Society president, said that a limited number of copies were printed, meaning that no more will be available when this edition is sold out.

The 48-page book contains two dozen stories and numerous photos, all highlighting the memories of living individuals connected to Auburntown.

For a list of contents and other information about the society's activities, see below.

Facts about Auburntown

  1. Auburntown is located at 35°56′59″N, 86°5′45″W (35.949611, -86.095913).[3]
  2. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.
  3. As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 252 people, 102 households and 74 families residing in the town. The population density was 445.8/sq mi (170.7/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 203.4/sq mi (77.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.41% White, 0.40% African American, 0.40% Asian and 0.79% from two or more races.
  4. There were 102 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present and 26.5% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.
  5. In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64 and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.
  6. The median income for a household in the town was $32,857, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $31,429 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,275. About 8.1% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.8% of those sixty five or over.

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Treasured Memories and Recollections, $10

Contents of Auburntown Treasured Memories and Recollections
My Grandfathers’ Blacksmith Shop, Eleanor Nichols Bell
From Auburntown to New Mexico, Charles B. Black
Growing Up in Cooper Hollow, Joy Cooper Crocker
Home from Texas, Elizabeth Davenport
Daughtery School, Jewell Patterson Dale
Memories of Auburn School, Jewell Patterson Dale
A Few Years Ago At Sanders Fork School, Joe D. Davenport
Coach, Milan Davenport
A History of the Auburntown Church of Christ, David M. Dunn
Auburntown Remembered, Wayne Duggin
Memorable Preachers, Auburn Baptist Church, Sarah H. Gaither
Childhood Memories are Built around Sports, Winfred C. Gaither
My Sanders Fork Heritage, Scarlett Duggin Griffith
Life on the Farm, Mary Hughes
Memory Soup, Judy Nichols Johnson
Celtics at Auburntown, Greg Kennedy
Basketball in the ‘50s, Mary Jones Kelly
A Story about My Grandfather, Susie Kennedy
Riding the School Bus, Connie Shirley Leyhew
Our Town, Our Farm, Our Home, Virginia McCullough
Auburn Baptist Church, Donna Gaither Nichols
Perspectives, William Edward Nichols
Literary Societies at Auburn School and Auburn in the '30s, Ward Lane Odom
The Blessings of Attending a Small School, Annette (Turney) Reed
Memories of Auburn School, Lillie Dale Willard

Memories Captured

Treasured Memories and Recollections of Auburntown, Tennessee, is a compilation by friends and members of the Auburntown Historical Society। The 2007 edition was released for the community's Red Apple Days celebration the first weekend in August and was quickly sold out. These books contain stories, photos and other materials that capture a moment in the life of the author and in the history of the community. Not intended as a scholarly work, the diversity of contributions makes reading the material entertaining, with some eliciting a hardy laugh and others bringing a tear to the eye.

Auburntown Historical Society Meetings

The Auburntown Historical Society
meets February, April, June, August, October
on the third Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Auburntown Church of Christ Fellowship Hall
Annual dues are $15 per year for individuals.
Family and business memberships are available.
For more information email: auburntownhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
or mail: Box 114, Auburntown, Tenn. 37016

Donations to the society for its work on preserving the history of Auburntown and to assist in completion of a comprehensive history book about Auburntown are welcomed.