By Russell Brown
Guest Writer 

Footnotes on a little town called Century

 

October 24, 2019



A little town just south of the state line will soon celebrate its one hundred and twenty year anniversary. In the 1800s this area around the town was called Teaspoon, because early river travelers could identify the shoreline here due to its flood-washed lake in a bend which resembled a spoon. In 1901 a sawmill company came to the community. Employment opportunity at the company soon drew great numbers of workers and for years after the company would be the largest employer in the county. To celebrate the date of the thriving new town’s beginning, the town was named Century. The Alg...



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