Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2004.018.178
Collection Elsworth Brown Collection
Description Newspaper clipping from the Chattanooga News-Free Press, Monday, August, 30, 1971, page 4.

Headline: Over 1,000 Persons Attend Dedication Rites, Open House for New Niota Elementary School
Newspaper article is about the opening of the new Niota elementary school and mentions numerous people who attended the ceremonies including; Bruce Jordan, superintendent of McMinn County schools; James Pope, Niota school principal; Dr. Charles Turner, president of Tennessee Wesleyan College, and the family of Sgt. Joe A. Reed (killed in Vietnam) who presented the flag for the new school.

It is unclear why Elsworth saved this other than it mentions that in 1857 two academies were organized for the Niota area- the Mouse Creek Male and Female Academy and the Fountain Hill Academy. The Brown family has ties to the Mouse Creek area.

The newspaper clipping was found inside of item 2004.018.170.
Date 1971
Dates of Creation August 30, 1971
Extent of Description 23.00" x 7.50"
Accession number 2004.018