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ron hod

Kingsport, TN

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Dec 25, 2010
 
Anybody have any memories of blackbottom?Come on,let's hear them.
sam

Hayfield, MN

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Dec 25, 2010
 
How did Blackbottom get the name?
Sandman

Jonesborough, TN

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#3
Dec 25, 2010
 
Look at it's Top Soil and you will see why.
Sam

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#4
Dec 25, 2010
 
Sandman wrote:
Look at it's Top Soil and you will see why.
O.K. That makes sense and I guess would explain how Sandy Bottom got that name also.
Sandman

Jonesborough, TN

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#5
Dec 25, 2010
 
And that is how Tennessee got it's name--Rocky Top,and Volunteers..Hey Sam we are on a roll.
Have you ever lived in Blackbottom "Sam" ?
Sam

Hayfield, MN

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#6
Dec 25, 2010
 
Nope. I did go with family friends down there to buy vegetables from a Hillenbrand fellow, who had a huge garden and sold things from it. I remember how black the soil was, but thought maybe he used compost.
oldie

Johnson City, TN

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Dec 25, 2010
 

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I heard this song growing up:

If you ever go to Blackbottom
Keep your money in your shoes
'Cause the women down in Blackbottom
Got the Blackbottom Blues
Bullwinkle

Nashville, TN

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Dec 25, 2010
 

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Hanging out at the City Pool
ron hod

Kingsport, TN

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#9
Dec 25, 2010
 
Memories of blackbottom:Joe Bowling&boys club on mill st.Betting Jackie Range he wouldn't climb that tree naked &when he did grabbing his clothes & running away.Moe Riddle:gimme quar boy".Lewis Younce running for sheriff.Cambridge Ave.being the last st. to be paved.G.C. Ri8ddle & Jackie Range having a motorcycle wreck at corner of roan st.& mill st.(Jackie lost his leg).Micro-midget race track.Fishers store on roan.
Butch

Jonesborough, TN

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#10
Dec 26, 2010
 
Show time at the Polo field.
Butch

Jonesborough, TN

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#11
Dec 26, 2010
 
Those Cat Island girls that came to Blackbottom to watch those movies.
Colorado Creeker

Colorado Springs, CO

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#12
Dec 26, 2010
 
My cousin Roy use to take me to the swimming pool down in black bottom when he was a life guard there in the early 60's!
Butch

Jonesborough, TN

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#13
Dec 27, 2010
 
Hey Colorado Creeker: Did you ever go at night at the BB pool ? I think they called it Moonlight swimming didn't they ?
Miss1999

Knoxville, TN

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#14
Dec 27, 2010
 
I remember the pool. I took swimming lessons down there in 1981! We would dive down to the bottom of the shallow end for pennies, and any we could pick up we got to keep. As kids, we really thought that was something!
what now

Johnson City, TN

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Dec 30, 2010
 

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i know a guy that has family that lives on W. Mill i havn't talked to him in years, kinda would like to know whats up with him and maybe catch up a little ....if any of this rings a bell let me know, bacardi 151, dave matthes band, blink 182 (i miss you) and i think the show was crossing jordan? can't forget moto for my birthday :)
Big D McQueen

Johnson City, TN

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Dec 30, 2010
 
sam wrote:
How did Blackbottom get the name?
Back in the early 30's their were only one street light in Black Bottom. It was located at the end of Roan Street going around the curve back toward the baseball field. Of course the roads were dirt. That is why it was called Black Bottom because it was always dark. It's name came from the darkness. Yes the dirt is dark and rich and grows good plants. Since I have lived in the Bottom all my life and still live in the Bottom, I have tried to find out more information on it. The river bank use to have little fenced in lots on it with hogs and chickens before the flood came. The horse shoe court is only one of three in the state of Tennessee that has at least 10 official courts.
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Kingsport, TN

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Dec 30, 2010
 

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Big D McQueen wrote:
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Back in the early 30's their were only one street light in Black Bottom. It was located at the end of Roan Street going around the curve back toward the baseball field. Of course the roads were dirt. That is why it was called Black Bottom because it was always dark. It's name came from the darkness. Yes the dirt is dark and rich and grows good plants. Since I have lived in the Bottom all my life and still live in the Bottom, I have tried to find out more information on it. The river bank use to have little fenced in lots on it with hogs and chickens before the flood came. The horse shoe court is only one of three in the state of Tennessee that has at least 10 official courts.
Good thought,but not quite right.It was called blackbottom before the street light.It's because of the rich soil.The McQueens have lived in blackbottom a long time,but I am from one of the original families.A good source of information would be from the Shell,Range,LaGrand,or Miller families.Keep posting,Blackbottom was a great place to live.
peacelover

Johnson City, TN

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Dec 30, 2010
 

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Remember the water slide that used to sit behind where Pal's is? I remember it being there and watching people fly down it as we drove up or down the hill to go to Blackbottom! I remember the pool too. Those were some good times!
Sandman

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Dec 30, 2010
 

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Hillenbrand from earlier post #6 was an old family member of BB. Perry was also one. I think that the older Shell Range LaGrand and Miller Families are deceased. Who is the oldest living person to ask about this ? Anyone over 100 ?.
mrs crowley

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I lived in black bottom about 25 years grow up there was cool we would go to the carp hole and fish and the pool and the boys club I remember the water slide daddy wouldn't let me go lol I remember when you almost couldn't see the river for a row of bushes and trees and walking to sonnys to get a pop I washed it burn from my bedroom window when I was about 8

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