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Writer who lives at Giles House sees why they chose site

By Susan J. Lewis

The Janice and Henry Giles log cabin is a great subject for photos of the seasons in Adair County.

The Giles Society is in the process of preserving this piece of history for future generations. As a current board member of the Giles Society Ive been given the privilege of living in the Becky House on the Giles property as the caretaker and gardener in residence.

I know part of why Janice and Henry may have wanted to live in this valley the beautiful sunsets, the fog lifting off the pond in the mornings, the ice forming on the pond in the winter, the wildlife coming to drink in the pond and at the springs, the peaceful quiet nights with only the frogs croaking to break up the silence, the fresh clean smell of the morning, and even the steady winds that creak the house and sway the trees.

The books that Janice and Henry wrote are also part of their legacy that they have left for us to enjoy and to relive the lives of the Appalachians. I feel very blessed living in this valley that Henry, Janice, family and friends cleared to make livable.

Im doing my part along with the other members of the Giles Society to preserve this Historical Landmark.

If you would also like to help with your time or money our mailing address is P O Box 932, Columbia, KY 42728, make checks payable to The Giles Society. To become a member any annual donation $30 or over will put you on our membership roll, on our mailing list for our quarterly newsletter and 10% off merchandise in our gift shop.

We have a docent on duty in the summer from June to October on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm 5:00pmCT when the cabin is open to the public. The Giles Log Cabin and property is located 7 miles southeast of Knifley off Highway 76 on Spout Springs Road.

This story was posted on 2008-02-11 14:38:09
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Scenic Adair County: Sunset at Giles House

2008-02-10 - Spout Springs, Knifley, Adair County, KY - Photo By Susan J. Lewis.
SUSAN LEWIS, writer in residence at the Giles House, shares this spectacular sunset at the Janice and Henry Giles House. The roof of the house be seen in the middle left of the photo.

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