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The Adair County Courthouse: A tribute to our historic past

By Doug Beard

As a Columbia-Adair County native, I am proud of the historic structure that dominates our town square. It's rewarding to see local citizens take such an interest in this important preservation.

While ideas are being proposed for future development of this building, I would offer this suggestion.

Let's consider devoting space that represents significant historical accounts of our county. This would include, but certainly not be limited to, the following:
  1. The birthplace and childhood home of Jane Lampton, the mother of one of America's greatest writers, Mark Twain.
  2. Adair County during the Civil War.
  3. The true account of the Bank of Columbia robbery.
  4. The home of two Medal of Honor recipients.
  5. The contributions of Colonel William Casey and Daniel Trabue.
There are great accounts of all of these events and they could be represented with displays containing written documents, photographs, models and other memorabilia.

Let's make our Courthouse a place where people can discover more about the history of our great area.


This story was posted on 2011-11-23 10:29:40
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