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Aerial view of water plant brings memories of early Fairplay, KY

A moment of Thanksgiving: There have been a lot of changes since his boyhood days in Fairplay. Then good drinking water, the best he ever tasted, was readily available only because of good neighbors Finis Albert and Ethel Harvey
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By Chris Bennett

After taking a photo of the new Adair County Water Treatment Plant on Green River Lake on November 7th, 2010, memories of growing up in Fairplay flooded my mind.

Its easy to take things like clean water and electricity for granted today.

This was not the case when I was a boy growing up in Fairplay. Our only well was tainted with Black Sulphur. If it wasn't for the generosity of Finis Albert & Ethel Harvey, we wouldn't have had a clean source of water.

They let us run a pipe across their property and hook on their clean spring water. (Best I ever tasted.) Often in the summer we would run low, and have to "haul water from town". If we weren't using their water, they would have had plenty.

Debts like this cant be repaid, and neighbors like this can never be replaced. -Chris Bennett

This story was posted on 2010-11-10 02:27:43
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