July 22, 2011

Friday Flashback: Lady Wrestlers at the Expo

lady wrestlers app expo

Sometimes I like to think about what my life could have been like if I were born in a different time. Apparently, had I been of age in the early 1900s, I could have been a lady wrestler. This image was taken at the 1910 Appalachian Expo, a huge event in Knoxville that officials thought would turn our fair city into a cosmopolitan southern center.


Sadly, it didn’t yield the results they hoped for, but we still have some lovely architecture to show for it and can say that former president Teddy Roosevelt was in attendance.

App Expo

The county fair is probably the closest thing we have to an expo nowadays and I always enjoy the heck out of it! It’s still fun to reminisce about the past and what might have been. I just don’t think Wrestlin’ Belle Simple has the same ring to it though.

Happy Friday y’all! Enjoy the weekend!