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Gum Grove tidbits skase, mighty skase

But enlightenment on Gum Grove is arriving almost daily. The Gum Grove reunion is on Saturday, September 4, 2010

By Jim

During the first decade of the 20th century, news items from Gum Grove were, as my mother was wont to say, "skase, mighty skase," with only half a dozen brief entries concerning that place, and most of those only to mention who would be teaching there in the upcoming school year:

  • "Quite a number of our young folks attended a spelling bee at Gum Grove on Monday evening." (Glensfork newsletter, September 12, 1900.)
  • "Notice to Democrats
    "The Democratic voters of Harmony and Glenville voting precincts, which compose Magisterial District No. 3 of Adair County, Ky., are hereby called to meet, in mass convention, on Friday, the 18th of August, 1905, at 2 o'clock p.m., at Gum Grove school house, for the purpose of nominating a candidate for Justice of the Peace for said district... " (Announcement, August 9, 1905.) (The August 23rd edition reported that M.F. Dudley was nominated for magistrate and L.C. Powell for constable and that "the convention was harmonious and good selections were made."
  • "Our school teachers will teach as follows:...Annie Sandusky at Gum Grove... " (Glensfork newsletter, May 30, 1906.)
  • "Our school teachers will teach at the following points next fall:...Laura Rosenbaum at Gum Grove..." (Glensfork newsletter, May 29, 1907.)
  • "Miss Grace Dudley opened school last Monday at Gum Grove." (Glensfork newsletter, July 15, 1908.)
  • "Teachers in this vicinity will be located as follows:...Robert Marshall, Gum Grove..." (Glensfork newsletter, July 6, 1910.)
All of this is aimed at bringing the community up to speed on Gum Grove in time for Sandra Bell's Gum Grove School reunion, scheduled for Saturday, September 4, 2010, at the Old Concord Church, 5996 Fairplay RD, Columbia, KY, picnic area in the Fairplay community. Read all the details in REUNIONS

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