‘Bartlett Memories’ showcases citizens across city’s 150 years

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One of the keynote celebrations of Bartlett’s 150th anniversary in 2016 was the historical weekend, “Bartlett Memories,” hosted on April 16-17.

An estimated 1,000 visitors flocked to the celebrations that included free horse-drawn carriage rides, an original play, walking tours of historic homes and churches, a vintage car display, a high school jazz band performance, the Bartlett Stagecoach, and historical displays.
The Bartlett Historical Society has provided additional photos the event. See more online at bartlett-express.com.

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Pictures in this e-mail of Bartlett Sesquicentennial Weekend:
2242 – All mayors of Bartlett, from left: Mayor Gabriel Bartlett, first mayor portrayed by Billy Gage; Mayor J. Hood Tatum, 1930-1933, portrayed by his grandson Hugh Peterson; Mayor Bobby Flaherty, 1983-1998, himself, Mayor Oscar T. Yates, 1965-1982 portrayed by his son, Tommy Yates; Mayor A. Keith McDonald, current mayor; and Dr. Nicholas Blackwell, second mayor in 1870s, portrayed by Wiley Winter. (Carolyn, this same picture is in the other set

of pictures you have, #P1070163 and is much better than this one, please use it)
2253 – Hugh Peterson as his grandfather, Mayor J. Hood Tatum.
2264 – this is of the Jones family, Back row: Scott Jones, son, JoAnn Jones, mother,

Tammy Robinson, daughter, Front row: Jonathan Jones, grandson and Sarah Jane

Jones, granddaughter. They all portrayed historical figures.
2271 – Gabriel and Rebecca Bartlett, portrayed by Billy Gage and Tammy Robinson,

Town named for Gabriel, and first mayor.
2272 – Phyllis Fickling, member of Fullview Baptist Church portraying a member of the

Church in the 1960s.

In the other set of pictures, just wanted to identify a couple other pictures if you want

to use them:
P1070158 – Robert and Katherine Nesbit, owners of land that was donated for Nesbit Park.

Portrayed by Warren and Debbie Young.
P1070159 – Jane Hawkins, Army nurse during World War II in Europe; her husband was also

In the Army. Both were in the D-Day invasion in June 6, 1944 and the next day he saw

the nurses’ truck and they saw each other for a few minutes before having to part again.
P1070168 – Susan Young, member of Bartlett Historical Society greeting people at the door

of the Bartlett Museum/Gotten House.
P1070169 – Sandra Gallagher, member of the Bartlett Historical Society in the Gotten House.
P1070175 – Ruth Farris portraying Miss Mabel Richmond a teacher at Bartlett High School

who spent the last 23 years of her life in bed, and who alerted the volunteer firemen

when there was a fire in the town.

A dashing array of citizens portrayed Bartlett mayors through history. They included, from left, Mayor Gabriel Bartlett, the city’s first mayor, portrayed by Billy Gage; Mayor J. Hood Tatum, 1930-1933, portrayed by his grandson, Hugh Peterson; Mayor Bobby Flaherty, 1983-1998, as himself; Mayor Oscar T. Yates, 1965-1982, portrayed by his son, Tommy Yates; Mayor A. Keith McDonald, current mayor; and Dr. Nicholas Blackwell, second mayor in the 1870s, portrayed by Wiley Winter.