Below is an interview with James Kiernan (Tippy) McDermott and the Wyatts. It was sent to my grandparents, Mrs. Mary Eleanor Wyatt and Dr. R. L. Wyatt, from the Bank of Holly Springs. The bank's president at the time, S. B. Gresham, had it cut out, laminated, mounted, and sent by post to The Depot in 1978. Such thoughtfulness is one of the reasons why I love small towns.
I am not positive on the citation but I believe the citation for this article is as follows:
Pryor, David. "Old depot boasts rich history." South Reporter [Holly Springs] 30 November 1978: Print.
|Note from S. B. Gresham, President of Bank of Holly Springs.|
|The Depot from late 1880's and The Depot in 1978.|
|This continues how Tippy saw President Teddy Roosevelt interacting with the crowd at The Depot's tracks. Note: 1949 is not when O.B. Kerr bought and started restoring The Depot that happened around 1942. To read more go here: http://thehollyspringsdepot.blogspot.com/2015/02/1942-ob-kerr-moved-his-family-and.html|
|Read about "The Night Blooming Cereus Party" a social event that was talked about for decades after.|