Big Piney Mercantile
(Photo from the Bill Cox collection courtesy
of Lewis Wilson)
(Photo from the Bill Cox collection courtesy of Lewis Wilson)
The Big Piney Mercantile was owned by the Tanner family, L.D.
and then his son, Francis. It burned in the early '40's. Francis
and Don Gray rebuilt it and it continued in operation until 1965 or 1966.
It burnt again in 1972 then the school system later bought it, tore it
down, and built the Fine Arts Building.
(Photo courtesy of Jonita Sommers)
This photo of the Fine Arts building was taken in1987.
Source: Bob Tanner