Jonesboro of today was host to the Jonesborough of yesteryear. There was nothing in the old town but the celebration. Every building, almost every vehicle, even the trees and hitching posts bore flags, pennants and joined in the riot of color. Thousands from over 25 states thronged Main street, and overflowed into the few and short cross streets which reach past the famed old Mill Brook on the one side, or climb a few steps up the hill on the other. The square and street in front of courthouse were crowded for the formal program of the morning, which a monument in front of the courthouse was unveiled and dedicated; an appropriate oration was delivered by Representative John Q. Tilson of Connecticut, former Washington countian, and acceptance of the monument was made eloquently by former governor Alf A. Taylor.
(Monument unveiled by seven year old Donald
G. Sabin, identified in the newspaper as
Archie Sabin, and as a direct descendant of John Sevier - a little mix-up in the Sabin brothers and Sevier brothers...but wasn't he cute?)