Cherry Hill Disaster, Sheet Music, undated

KC Manuscript Collection 97

The “Cherry Hill Disaster” Sheet Music consists of one page of sheet music composed by Carroll Skeen (music) and Ola Everhart (words).  The song describes the 14 March 1933 tornado that hit the Cherry Hill section of Kingsport, Tennessee killing eight people and injuring hundreds.  The Red Cross and the Salvation Army established relief stations to handle the emergency, and local physicians worked through the night and following day to help those hurt by the storm.  Tennessee’s State Legislature provided $10,000 in aid to the victims.  Skeen and Everhart wanted proceeds from song’s sales to aid the relief efforts.

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This collection should be cited as:

“Cherry Hill Disaster,” Sheet Music, undated.  KC Manuscript Collection 97, Archives of the City of Kingsport,Tennessee.

Claudia Derting donated this collection in February 2002.

Archives staff processed the collection.
Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in May 2006. Brianne Johnson made revisions to the finding aid in May 2008.

Neighborhood–Tennessee–Kingsport–Cherry Hill.


Sheet music.

Natural disasters–Tennessee–Kingsport.

Skeen, Carroll, 1904-1972.

Everhart, Ola.