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ODE TO WRIGLEY

IF THE WORLD WAS LIKE OUR LITTLE TOWN,

THEN LOVE WOULD MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND.

FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE, FROM DOOR TO DOOR,

LIKE ONE BIG FAMILY, LOVE WOULD POUR.

 

WE WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR EACH OTHER,

AND EVERY MOM WAS EACH CHILD’S MOTHER.

WE NEVER THOUGHT AS TIME GOES ON,

THAT DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, EACH WOULD ROAM.

BUT LOVE IS STILL THERE, EACH TIME WE MEET,

AND MEMORIES REMAIN AND ALL IS SWEET.

by

Alvena Hudspeth



When most people think of a place named for chewing gum millionaire William Wrigley, most think of Wrigley Field in Chicago. But believe it or not there is a small community in Hickman County, Tennessee also named for him. 

In the 1920s, the Wrigley Family were one of the main investors in the Tennessee Products Corp., which owned and operated coal, iron and phosphate mines and factories in Chattanooga, Rockwood, Whitwell, Rockdale and other places. Wrigley, in Hickman County, was one of the Tennessee Products Corp.'s "company towns" -- named for the same man people now associate with chewing gum and the Chicago Cubs. Products produced at the Tennessee Products Corp.'s Wrigley operation were pig-iron for the U.S. Government war efforts and later charcoal.

                                                                           QUITTING TIME!


I HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYS THIS COLLECTION OF PHOTOS AND ARTICLES FROM WRIGLEY'S PAST.  YOUR FAMILIES MADE THIS A GREAT PLACE TO GROW UP AND RAISE A FAMILY.

CLICK ON THE MENU ABOVE TO VIEW PHOTOS, HISTORY AND LINKS.  CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE

IF YOU WOULD LIKE COPIES OF ALL THE PICS ON THIS SITE IN BOOK FORM, SEND EMAIL TO LINKS BELOW FOR INFO AND COST. 

Thanks, Mike Capps

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