2020 Corn Show Parade Grand Marshalls
October 8, 2020
The grand marshalls for this year’s Sesquicentennial Corn Show Parade honor the history of Jewell. The four women selected and their stories reflect the theme “Jewell – We’ve Got A Story To Tell”! The women are Anna Jones Billings, “Aunt Sally” Thackston, Lydia Matter Cameron and Callie Debus Spielman.
Anna Jones Billings’ story is of being the first white woman to settle in Jewell. She was married to N. H. Billings and followed him to Jewell, arriving on May 22, 1870. She brought her still ten-year-old sister, Virginia “Jennie” Jones with her. Though she was the firs...