Virgil Davis’ barn is on the left, Leon’s Esso (later Exxon) is next to the 18-wheeler on the four lane and the new Huddleston Chevrolet was one of the first businesses to locate on the four lane (between the Skyway Bridge and Jacksboro) soon followed by the Pizza Hut, Whiteway Plaza and Woodson Mall.

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – On this Throwback Thursday, this is an aerial shot of Hwy 25w near Towe String Rd from the 1970s.

In the lower left corner is Gamble Mobile Homes at the corner of Hwy 25w and Towe String Rd. Across the four lane moving L-R are the home and barn of Virgil Davis, next is Leon Miller’s Esso Service Station. Moving on east is John Ward AMC – Jeep. The next building, when it was first built, was Huddleston Chevrolet. Later it become Prater Chevrolet. The last thing you see is the back roll of the Skyway Drive-In Theater. The south side of the image was private homes with the Kasefang’s, Berry and other families living in the area. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/03/2022-6AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)

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