Guest Column – Memories of visiting the theater in Bruce

This is a memory from my childhood in Bruce – my hometown. It’s not backed up by facts or records. It’s coming strictly from the deep recesses of my mind.
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Calhoun County History – First Bruce School was called Pilgreen

August 26, 1976 – After the Town of Bruce was incorporated September 22, 1928, the only school then was the Pilgreen school and it was located near where the new First Baptist pastorium now stands. The school’s teachers were Mr. Charlie Mitchell Beckett and Miss Daisy Fowler.
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Calhoun County History – Older towns of the county

March 24, 1966 – Here’s a bit of additional information about some of the older towns of the county, said to have been taken from a book published in 1891.
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Calhoun County History – Writer traces the names of Calhoun County ‘mountains’

June 16, 1977 – One mile north of Rocky Mount Church in Calhoun County is an elevation known as the “Johnny Mayne Mountain.” It rises 612 feet above sea level and overlooks the Schoona River bottom.
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Singing in Sacred Harp on a Sunday afternoon

February 5, 1976 – After most church parking lots have emptied on Sunday afternoon, and the congregations have left to spend the rest of the day at the golf course or in front of the television set, voices can still be heard drifting from an old, white-frame church just outside of Bruce.
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The story of Calhoun County’s founding going back to the 1830s

March 16, 2000 – I’m going to talk about one of my favorite subjects – Calhoun County. Some of the information I’ll use comes from the Ryan/Murphree history of Calhoun County. J.S. Ryan, often referred to as Judge Ryan, wrote his part of the history covering the years from 1852 to 1875. Thomas Martin Murphree covered the years from 1876 to 1900.
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Calhoun County History – Former mayor Q.T. Crowson reflects on a very full life

February 1981 – To the left of the one-room apartment above the pastel-colored couch are two portraits – one of his wife, Estelle, and the other of his son, Billy, now both deceased. To the right is a four-poster bed covered with a red, blue, green and brown quilt that his wife made. Above the bed is an oil painting of his former home on Crowson Street in Bruce. And outside the apartment, on the wall of the patio in wrought-iron letters, is the phrase “Dun Moving.”
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Calhoun Court Justice Ellard recalls 1922 courthouse fire

February 1981 – W.L. “Mose” Ellard remembers the clear, cold night of Dec. 22, 1922 when the Calhoun County Courthouse in Pittsboro was destroyed by fire.
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Calhoun County History – Williams were very involved in their community and church

August 1996 – When he first saw the woman who was to be his wife, John Williams said he thought, “She’s as pretty as a seed catalog tomato – perfect and without blemish.”
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Yule greeting sent to Alabama from Bruce in 1942 arrives 1996

DAPHNE, Ala.--The card is small, its thought sincere and its arrival seems like a miracle.
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