Antique cars and people that have a passion for seeing them restored were at the Cruise-In at Hardee's located on highway 33 in Union County, Maynardville, TN Saturday night. Visiting some old friends and making some new acquaintances, taking a few pictures of their projects was great fun. In the following post are a few pictures I think you will enjoy. I’m planning to bring a 29 Model A Ford replica to the next Cruise-In. I’m sorry it has taken so long get these pictures on line, but I’m getting more convinced that being retired requires more time than working five or six days a week.
Tennesseans Who Died at the Alamo and the Union County Connection to the Bloody Event
According to a 1967 writing by Louise Davis of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 32 Tennesseans died at the Alamo, which was the largest number of any state that participated in the Seige of the Alamo. The following is a list of those who sacrificed their life for the independence of Texas from Mexico:
I have been told that these Union County folks served in the military at some point in our history. I have not been able to verify this information. It is also possible that some of the names may be misspelled. If any of you readers have information about the military service of any of these people, will you please call me at 865-687-3842 or email me at email@example.com. Thank you so much.
Ruby Rema Rice Little, daughter of Marcellus “Sillus, Sill” and Isabel “Ibbie” Weaver Rice was born on July 23, 1907 at the home her parents had built around 1904 on Bull Run Creek just inside Knox County. Ruby’s ancestors had been on Lost Creek since 1798, and her parents had lived in Big Valley until the early 1900s. The Rice name remains familiar to many Union Countians.
The third weekend in July, Millers from all over the country will descend on Union County for another Miller Reunion. Here’s a little history about what they celebrate. For the most part the people at the reunion will be descendants of Martin Luther Miller, who was born in 1758 near Heidelberg, Germany, came to America and settled for a time in Alamance County (Orange County), North Carolina..