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Remarkable Memories--Bible Verses Memorized

By Mike Watson

Adair and Russell County Sunday School students memorized Bible verses in early 1922. One must wonder if they were able to recite these throughout their lifetimes. I would hazard they could.
Denmark Sunday School Wins

The American Sunday School Union offered a pennant to the school in Mr. Alvin Rosson's territory that would memorize the most Bible verses during the first quarter of this year [1922]. There were 22,000 verses memorized during the quarter.

Denmark Union Sunday School won the banner, memorizing 5,448 verses, and Fairview Union Sunday School came third in the contest with 3,044 verses. Mr. Rosson also offered a prize to the to the child who would memorize the most Bible verses during the quarter.

Miss Pauline Collins, of Denmark school, won the prize by memorizing 2, 004 verses. She is only eleven years of age. Can you beat it? We think not. Miss Zula Kimbler's son, of Fairview school, came third with 1,100 verses. This was also good.--Russell County Advance

The New Cedar Grove Union Sunday school, near Milltown, came second in memory verse contest, memorizing 3,439 Bible verses; and Mrs. Annie Powell, of same school, came second in most verses individually memorized. She memorized 1,175 verses, which was fine.

Brother Alvin Rosson was the American Sunday School Union representative for this area, the State of Kentucky, and also in other states, for decades and is credited with organizing and helping sustain School in areas where there had previously been no such organizations. He was an Adair Countian through and through.

--Adair County News, 16 May 1922, Tuesday, page 1

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