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1972 Articles

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The 1972 Madison’s Heritage collection features a series on a 1937 survey of the county. Articles about floods and blizzards show the impact that weather has had on the county’s history. “Campus Murder Case” highlights one of the great unsolved mysteries in Berea’s history. Two articles draw from information gathered from an old newspaper, the Richmond Whig Chronicle from 1851. This series continues on into 1972. “A Moonlight School” gives some interesting knowledge about the county’s educational history. “An Uncommon Couple” and “Henry Allen Laine” show the importance of African American presence in the county’s history. “Where are they Now?” and “What Used to be There?” begin the first of many attempts by Dr. Engle to document the historical layout of downtown Richmond, complete with the businesses, churches, and government buildings that have shaped the town center.

“It is a noble thing to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” That statement by Booker T. Washington is carved as an epitaph on the headstone at the graves of Henry and Mona Deatherage, located in the old Lipscomb family burial ground…

I have just read a privately published booklet by Professor Richard A. Edwards on the beginnings of two student publications at Eastern —The Eastern Progress and The Milestone. Both were begun in 1922 and facsimiles of old Progresses are given in…

A business which was surely one of the shortest-lived ever in Richmond was the Powers' Automobile Line. On March 28, 1906, Joseph Powers of Lexington arrived in Richmond to start a bus line between Richmond and Lexington. He set up shop, and that…

Around the turn of the century there were only three buyers of tobacco — American Tobacco Company, Imperial Tobacco Company (British) and Regie Tobacco Company (French). These drove the price of tobacco below cost. The tobacco growers banded…

Those persons in this region of Kentucky who trace family histories for fun and profit know well the value of the works of William H. Miller, but few others seem to know of him.

Born on Muddy Creek in Madison County on October 22, 1852, William…