Due to expansion of the Trion mill, the Trion Department Store was closed when
a new shopping center was opened in November 1961 at the intersection
of Highway 27 and Central Avenue (Old U.S. Highway 27). The photograph
above shows grading of the site prior to construction.
day was greeted by huge crowds.
This photograph shows, from left to right, Chattooga County
Commissioner John Jones; Dr. Harold Clements; Burrell Simmons, business
manager of Trion Hospital; Tip McCollum; Ross Abney; and in back, Joe
The ribbon cutting was performed by Dr. Harold Clements. Hurley's Food Center can be seen to the right.
A high resolution panoramic view of opening day can be seen here.
Photographs by T. Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Charles Logan and the Chattooga County Library.