The picture of the tow truck was taken on the west side of the Lafollette High School when it was on West Central.

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Economy Motor Company was located on West Central Avenue across from the one time Lafollette High School and then Junior High. It was a large white building located in the space that today is part of Red Sweat’s Towing and storage lot. 

Economy Motor Company was the Chevrolet dealer. Economy Motor Company was sold to Prewitt & Huddleston which became the new Chevrolet dealer.

Prewitt & Huddleston Chevrolet was in the Tower Building, and in the 1960s, Huddleston bought out Prewitt, and he later moved west out of downtown to a Hwy 25W location. Today, Short-Redman Ford sits on that Hwy 25W lot.

Huddleston Chevrolet became Prater Chevrolet and then Rainbow Chevrolet and later Rainbow Ford. Short-Redmond Ford bought out the Rainbow dealership. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/09/2023-6AM)