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County Courthouse built on back of 12,800 raccoons

The following is one of a continuing series of articles on the Great Depression by local historian of that era, Wilbur Bush.

Part 2

In regard to Gallatin’s courthouse dedication on Oct. 5, 1908, there was a large discrepancy as to the number of people attending. Estimates ranged from 3,000 to 8,000 with 5,000 being a conservative estimate. A two hour rain caused the plans to be changed from having

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