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What is Cherokee
During the 1700's, the area of Parsons was a dense forest area and hunting grounds for this tribe of Indians.

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What is Phosphate
In the early 1900's this mineral was mined on the banks of the Beech River.

100

What is 1915
The school became an official high school in what year

100

What is states
The streets in Parsons running east and west are numbered 1st through 10th streets. The streets running north and south are named after what?

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What is Cub Creek.
The area of W. Tenn. that became Decatur Country was purchased form the Chickasaw Indians for $300,000. The first settler to come in the early 1800's landed at the mouth of this little creek named by the numerous cub bears that were plentiful there.

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What is Tennessee
Some of the earliest information about Decatur Country was written by D. Croft in his diary of 1825 on his voyage by flat-bottom boat from Pittsburg, PA to Florence AL. What river did he travel?

200

What is Salant & Salant
In 1938 the city of Parsons opened this plant which created many jobs for the area.

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What is the Decatur Co. Beacon
The first newspaper published in Decatur County

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What is early families of Parsons.
The streets in north Parsons are named after what?

200

What is Dec. 1917
For 3 months the Tenn. River froze. It was 6 to 14 in. thick in places. Boats were caught up in the jam. When did the River freeze?

300

What is Perry
Decatur county was formed from a portion of another county.

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What is Parsons University
This first school in Parsons for higher learning was founded in 1908. It was located on West 3rd Street and known as?

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What is Decaturville.
This is the county seat of Decatur County although it is not the largest city in the county.

300

What is China Town.
An area of West Parsons was similar to the Wild West. There was a big dance hall in the middle of the area. Fights and shootings occured there. What was the name of this area of town?

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What is Perryville
The oldest town in Decatur County was incorporated in 1825.

400

Who was Stephen Decatur
Decatur County was named in honor of this Naval Hero.

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Students had to pay a tuition
The new school in Parsons was a subscription school which meant what?

400

What is the Railroad
What caused the biggest growth of Parsons?

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What is 1928-1930
When was the bridge over the Tennessee River constructed?

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What is cross-ties
What was kept in the railroad tie-yards?

500

What is The Tennessee Midland Railroad
According to early deeds, this man owned a large flat piece of land. In order to build the town of Parsons, he deeded this land to what company?

500

2.50 for the upper grades and 1.50 for lower grades.
How much was the tuition for the new Parsons University?

500

What is a local doctor - Dr. Parsons.
The town of Parsons received its name from a?

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What is Alvin C. York
In who's honor was the bridge at Perryville named?

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Who was Paul Ford Teague.
This Dr. was instrumental in starting the first Clinic in Parsons and later the Decatur Co. Hospital.

Decatur County History

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