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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Workday Wednesday: Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Employee Picnic

Nashville American, 15 June 1902, page 9

My 2nd-great-grandfather's brother Clarence Bateman Gatlin worked as a boilermaker for the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway. The railway employees organized an annual picnic. In 1902, Clarence served as president. He attended the picnic at White Bluff, Dickson County, Tennessee.In addition to lunch, there were athletic contests, a band, and dancing. One of the athletic contests was a tug of war with ten men on each side. The blacksmiths, boilermakers, and round-house men defeated the planing mill, car shop, and coach shop men, and shared a box of cigars afterward.

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