1952-1969 Nunn Photographs of Trion

Trion photographer T. Emmett Nunn snapped the following photographs, most of which appeared in the Trion Facts.

An old smokestack at the Trion mill was demolished in 1952.

Trion police officer Lee Kitchens takes over for the traffic light at shift time in front of the main entrance to the Trion mill in this photograph made in April 1969.

Trion police Chief Walt Hamby (left) stands with Officer Lee Kitchens as they prepare to reactivate the traffic light at the mill's main entrance.

The Trion Police received a new patrol car in March 1969. From left to right are L.D. McCary, Lee Kitchens, Bill Whaley, Steve Dyer, David Starkey, and Chief Walt Hambey.

In June 1959, Clyde Cobb (left) of Riegel's Trion Mill presented Clyde Thomas, president of Trion's Teener League baseball club, a certificate from the National Recreation Association "in recognition of outstanding work and promotion of wholesome recreational projects in the community and area for youngsters." Thomas was superintendent of the printing department at the mill and was a founder of the League in Trion.

This 1959 photograph shows members of the Trion Lions Club as they prepare for the annual light bulb sale used in the group's Sight Conservation Fund. From left to right: Jake Woods, C.B. Bricker, Chesty Ragland, and Fred Westbrooks.

Cheerleaders for the 1962 Midgets Cotton Bowl included, from left to right, (front row) Janice Crisp, Linda Scoggins, Sally Peace, Debbie Clark, Margaret Freeman, and Joye Pettet; (standing) Teresa McCurdy, Karen Chamlee, Jane Clark, mascot Patricia Shamblin, Becky Logan, Patti Bailey, Joyce Wells, and Margaret Massey.

From left to right: Mr. and Mrs. Ozelle Maddox, Carl Mc_?__, Mrs. Frances Arden, Loran, Elaine and Cleo Bynum, and D.C. Greeson helps distribute ice cold Cokes at Trion's 50 Yard Club Fish Fry in May 1957.

Horace Wooten, a waiter at the Riegeldale Tavern, shows off a tray of salads in this photograph taken in February 1963.

A January 1963 Trion Alumni basketball game pitted Leroy Buice (with ball) against brother Gary (in striped socks).

Also joining in was Jack Shamblin (left) and Gordon Jones. They watch as a Bulldog falls while Harold Gardner (right) joins in.

Jack Shamblin goes up for another score.

Trion High School's junior class, along with Abney's Department Store, sponsored a fashion show in March 1963. In front are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilhelm, managers of the show, and Ross Abney; in back are, from left to right, Toni Henderson, Jan Woods, Cheryl Brown, and Joy Chandler.

Photographs by T. Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.
Information from the Trion Facts.

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