Middlesborough History
1950 Forward

Downtown Late 1950's

Emmett in RC Uniform


F.W. Woolworth CO

VP Nixon Dedicates Park: WMIK

VP Nixon Dedicates Park: WMIK

VP Nixon Comes to Middlesboro in 1959

VP Nixon Comes to Middlesboro in 1959

VP Nixon Comes to Middlesboro in 1959

VP Nixon Comes to Middlesboro in 1959

VP Nixon Comes to Middlesboro in 1959

Local Boys Save Children: Uncle Walt Irwin 1952

Allen Lumber Company

Cawood Funeral Home



Middlesboro Coca-Cola 1950 Opening of New Plant

Colonels Restaurant



1950's Middlesboro Ham Radio Operators

Howard Chevrolet


Little League

149th Kentucky Army National Guard

Ranch Motel

Reda Drive-in Theater

Boone's trail Motel

Shelby's Court

Chappel Dairy

T.H. Campbells

Cumberland Avenue in Front of A.D. Campbell

Auxilliary Police


Doyle's Grill

Cumberland Avenue From Railroad Bridge

Cumberland Avenue Near American Association Building

Guy Harrel & Policemen

Guy Harrell and Friends in Front of Montgomery Wards

Pappy Luntsford and Police Open a Safe

Middlesboro Hospital & Clinic Operation

Middlesboro Hospital & Clinic:Grace Smith, Bess Irwin, Dr. Arch Carr

Devils Garden

Sterchi's, Tamer's, Josephine's

Coachman Motel

Perry and Pope Drugstore No. 1-Newspaper Clipping

Unidentified Establishment

Hilltop Cafe Bar

Hotel Cumberland

Hotel Middlesboro

Hotel Middlesboro

Hotel Middlesboro

Hotel Middlesboro Bar

Confiscated Slot Machines

Looking East from Train

MLT Program from 1952

MLT Program from 1952









Middlesborough History

Evans Hospital Building

The Fairstore

Fulton Funeral Home

Greene's Tea Room

Greene's Tea Room

Greene's Pottery

Coke Plant (clipping)

Perma-Pipe (clipping)

22nd & Cumberland

BPOE Lodge Matchbook

Home Federal

Latiff Food Market

Old Telephone Office

Fountain Square Royal Jewelers

Lee's Drugs

Lions Little League

Big Tony, Johnny, Luther & Bobby: Manring Barber Shop

1967 Manring Barbers: Johnny, Big Tony, Luther and Bobby (clipping, newspaper that is) Man in Center Chair Is Leroy Crowe

Manring Theater: Babyboomers

Now Playing

Perry & Pope Downton

Girls Scouts with Cadle's Ice Cream, Spot Cab & Callisons in the Background: 1966

Cadle Ice Cream Stand

Sharps Motel

Smith Electric


Tom Epps

Wakin's Supermarket


Yokum's Drugs

The Busy Bee

Cawood Funeral Home


Bill Tribell

Corndog Stand/Penny's Restaurant

Lothbury Avenue Fire

The Cinnamon's Near Middlesboro Sign

Epp's Used Cars

Tom Epps Chevrolet

Martin Brothers East Side

Bell Telephone Office Construction 19th Street and Lothbury

Vanbebers Court

Tenneco Gas

Dixie Dollar

Greene's Pottery

Downtown 1963

Downtown 1964

Downtown flood 1965

Coachman Motel

The Hut Drive-in

Middlesboro Coca-Cola Bottling Works Ticket

The Parkway Restaurant

Britain Tourist Court PC

Britain Tourist Court PC Back

Boones Trail Motel

Royal Jewelers-Newspaper Clipping

The Tri-Way Restaurant

The Old Tri-State Supply East 15th Street-Newspaper Clipping

The Rescue Squad Photos were donated by Jim Kilgore.

Jim's father, Ted, was one of the founders of the Middlesboro Rescue Squad.

Ted Kilgore & Barton Massengill Rescue Squad

Rescue Squad at 19th Street Headquarters: 1960 Christmas Parade

Rescue Squad Canteen

Rescue Squad DUKW

Rescue Squad Truck

Rescue Squad Parade

Ted & Jimmy Kilgore Rescue Squad

Rescue Squad Ambulance in Front of Sterchis

Sterchis & Tamers

Tribell Brothers

1969 All Kentucky City

1969 All Kentucky City Dinner

James Drew Carnival

Middlesborough History

Downtown from Near 21st Street

Tylers Court

12th St. Widened 1970: Panoramic View Looking North From What Is Now Mall Parking Lot

12th St. Widened 1970: Front Of The Triway, Hill on Right is Now Location of J Milton's

WFXY Staff 1980


Written by Chuck Owens

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Since 10 January 2010