Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Rivermen Book Signing at Library July 18

Columbia's resident adventurer, electrician, and author Chris Bennett will be at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10:00amCT. to sign copies of his book, "Rivermen of the Cumberland."

Many of you followed Chris on as he told of his grand adventure on the Cumberland River. This is a great opportunity to meet the man who has seen the river up close and personal, and get a signed copy of his resulting book.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the library on the 18th, and they can also be purchased now from or ordered through your local bookseller with ISBN 978-0-557-05263-9.

For fastest home delivery, order online today at, where it is available both in softcover book form or formatted for instant downloading to your computer or portable book reader.

About the book, Rivermen of the Cumberland:
In need of adventure, and inspired by the explorations of Lewis and Clark, Chris Bennett made a plan to take his small fishing boat on an historic 460-mile journey down the Cumberland River. The trip would begin in Creelsboro, Kentucky, just a few miles below Wolf Creek Dam, and take him through Nashville, Tennessee, and on past the Land Between the Lakes to the Ohio River.

Says Chris,
"I wanted to seek out new life, and new civilizations; I wanted to boldly go where no electrician, or used guitar salesman, had gone before"
In June of 2007, he recruited Neal "Action" Jackson, of Jamestown, Kentucky, and loaded up his trusty Bass Tracker to set out on the adventure of a lifetime.

Part travelogue, part rural history, part high-seas adventure, Rivermen of the Cumberland is funny, inspiring, and insightful.

For more information about the book signing, please call the library at 270-384-2472. The library is located at 307 Greensburg Street just above the old Harvey-Ellis building and across the street from Quality Personnel. The Adair County Public Library is open Monday 8:00-6:00, Tuesday through Friday 8:00-4:30 and Saturday 8:00 until noon.

This story was posted on 2009-07-06 13:50:28
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.