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Letter to the Editor: Pattonsburg Tree Climbers

Dear Editor:

We need the help of you and your readers. As with any family in today’s environment, the Pattonsburg Tree Climbers Society is faced with financial concerns.

Our current costs for maintaining the genealogy library of family history have exceeded the revenue generated from the memberships alone. A handful of local members have generously been helping financially to keep us going.

We are a nonprofit organization run by volunteers.

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Book Review: The Lost Cause

The Lost Cause: The Trials of Frank and Jesse James by James P. Muehlberger (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2013). xiv + 256 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $24.95

The hold that Missouri outlaws Jesse and Frank James have upon American popular memory and culture shows little sign of abating. Immortalized in dime novels, films, and folk songs, the James brothers have been the stuff of legend for more than

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Blasts from the Past

Nov. 10, 2004

Brook Carder and Amanda Bohannon, members of the Gallatin FFA Chapter, earned the American Farmer degree awarded by the National FFA organization at the 77th National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Ky. Brook is the daughter of Carl and Sherri Carder, and Amanda is the daughter of Mike and Linda Bohannon.

Lynch Supermarket, located on Hwy. 13 in north Gallatin, celebrated its 50th anniversary this

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Cemetery Workday Scheduled for Water’s

Saturday, Nov. 15, is the day that volunteers have set to go to Daviess County’s Water’s Cemetery for cleaning, according to Lanita Sconce Smith, President of the Daviess County Genealogical Society.

Scout Nicholas Flanagan has made the clean-up at the cemetery his Eagle Scout project. The cemetery is overgrown with brush, and all help is appreciated.

Pictures of the stones will also be taken, and posted online for family researchers.

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30 Years of Clock Winding Recognized

Daviess County Resolution 2014

Realizing Eric Corwin has given 30+ years of service to the citizens of Daviess County and to the Daviess County Commission, we hereby proclaim our appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Corwin for his commitment to the winding and maintenance of the courthouse clock.

Eric Corwin was recognized by a resolution for 30 plus years of winding the Daviess County Courthouse clock. Pictured are County Commissioners Randy

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Castor — The Friendly Ghost of Winston

by Lanita Sconce Smith, DCGS President

Colfax Township was settled in 1836 by the Mormons. Little is known about those who settled there between 1839-1840. We know that James, Joseph and Edward Wood settled in 1839 on Smith Creek, becoming the first settlers after the Mormons. Benjamin Rowell came in 1840, settling on Marrowbone Creek, where it had the desired timber. One of the largest families who settled in Colfax

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A Bank Robbery and Bootleg Hooch

Dw.cdrThere’s more to the story about the building located at the 4-way stop, owned by Spence and Judy Elbert, now undergoing a facelift. Local historian David Stark reminded me of the bank robbery that occurred there during the Roarin’ Twenties.

On Nov. 23, 1922, six armed men robbed the First National Bank of Gallatin, then located on the south side of the square. It was a sensational incident involving a

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Do You Know This Town?

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

In 1882, Jackson Township boasted of having two towns in her township, situated five miles apart. While neither was very large, residents of both had high hopes of a great future.

Jackson Township had her first white settler in 1833. Robert J. Peniston was his name. He had first settled at Millport, but moved to this township which was bound on

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141-Year-Old Elbert’s Building Gets Facelift

Abstract reveals interesting history of ownership

Staff Photo/TLH

Scaffolding is presently wrapped around the north and east side of Elbert’s Department Store at 104 West Grand in Gallatin as the 141-year-old building gets a touch up, according to owners Judy and Spence Elbert.

Sam Blackwell out of Cameron is redoing the stucco along the upper part of the building and repainting the old ‘eyebrows’ and trim around the windows. The

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