I wrote a post a while back called ‘Home Again‘ in which I mention the general area where I grew up. Several persons have contacted me on and off line to discuss one place in particular: Pressman’s Home.
My link list for this area is growing.
This site, is wonderful enough, but it is their page on Hawkins County that is what we are looking for. I saw further down the page that Klondike used to have a post office!! Haven’t a clue where it was though. Maybe the old store. There is also a mentioning of a post office in ‘New Hope’. That is the name of the church in the valley. The two were never open at the same time, so it is possible there were two in that area.
East Tenn. State University has a museum collection that includes a press from there
ETSU also hosts the Center for Appalachian Studies which has image archives from the ‘Archives of Appalachia’ that include a good sized list of Pressman’s Home . I am thinking that going there and looking through images would be a good way to get an idea for a book.
I am mentioning all this because I would love to research all this, eventually writing a fiction book about it. A nonfiction one would be wonderful as well. The problem is, those who knew it most, are dead or dying. With them goes a wonderful history of not only Pressman’s Home, but of their own lives.