1956 Dickeyville Fire

In January 1956, fire destroyed a commercial building in Dickeyville just south of Trion on U.S. Highway 27.

The building was owned by Dr. W.U. Hyden and witnesses said it was gone in 30 minutes. Some of the businesses located in the building included Dodd Radio and TV Shop, Raughton Barber Shop, R.C.'s Drive-In, and Dalton Auction Company. Estimated loss of the building was in excess of $30,000.

Luther Bailey (left) and John and Ray Brown stand in what's left of Bailey's Appliance Shop. A former employee of the Trion Department Store, Bailey's loss was uninsured.

Photographs by T. Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.
Information from the January 25, 1956 edition of the Trion Facts.

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