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Early dentist walked to Boone County in mid-1800s

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: My family enjoys the history column, especially ones about early settlers in Boone County. Keep up the good work. BJ Answer: There are many stories of interest about early settlers in Boone County and today we feature the life of the county’s first dentist, Dr. Franklin Clark Maxey. In early writings, some from the

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14,000 Confederate Veterans attended reunion

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: In your most recent issue of the Boone County Historian / Oak Leaves, Confederate Veterans still living in 1911 were listed. Are there stories about this group of men? Answer: There are many stories about these men, some handed down by families and some found in diaries, records and etc. One record I found

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Times contest winner claimed $400 piano

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Isn’t it strange how some things seem to happen when you least expect it? Just a few weeks ago, Nina Coffey and I had a conversation about a piano her mother, Ruth Richesin, won as a young girl. But today, while searching old records, I ran into information about how this piano held the

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Captain William Fletcher Pace impacted area

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: A phone call requested that more columns tell about the lives of early Boone County residents, so in filling that request, today’s topic will be the life of Captain William Fletcher Pace. Answer: Captain William Fletcher Pace (pictured left in December 1910, age 70) was born July 1, 1840 in Milan County, Texas to

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Pace sons fatally wounded Aderholt

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Please do a follow up on the story of the Pace family, featured last week, to include the story of a shooting you mentioned. Answer: Last week’s column made brief mention of the Aderholt-Pace shooting and information about this shooting or gunfight is obtained from various sources. Evidently, M. L. Aderholt was a man

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Traveling salesmen ‘drummed’ up business

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: When you mention a “drummer’s room” – what are you referring to? Answer: Early hotels in most communities of any size, boasted of a “Drummer’s Room.” In advertising for the old Connerly Hotel, they specifically mentioned their drummer’s room, which was a room set aside for traveling salesmen (or drummers) where they could show

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6,000 at ‘Hi Neighbor Day’

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Do you have any information about “Hi Neighbor Day” that may have been held in Harrison several years ago? Answer: The “Hi Neighbor Day” program was a highly successful project of the Harrison Chamber of Commerce in 1946. It was a gala affair designed to welcome and entertain customers and guests from out in

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Crooked Creek marked by floods

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: I have lived here since 1991 and often wondered why major flood control of Crooked Creek has not been considered? By flood control, I refer to a dam, not a small weir and levee as the city has now. Answer: As long as this writer can remember, this has been discussed many, many times

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