Dec. 26, 1934: The Johnson City Press reported that Burley tobacco growers who had signed adjustment contracts would be able to sell up to 10 percent more than their original allotments if they agreed to a reduction in rates.
Dec. 26, 1983: Dorothy Hamill interviewed Dana Love. He was a banker, having worked for the Unaka and City National Bank, prior to its being taken over by Hamilton National Bank. One of his recollections was of having locally printed script in different denominations during the Great Depression. The script could be used locally when currency was frozen, and was only valid after a bank officer or cashier signed it. When President Franklin Roosevelt closed all banks for several days in March 1933, local stores and businesses traded in script.
(Sources: The Comet, Johnson City Press, Johnson City Press-Chronicle.)