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How'll we honor Evelyn West w/o knowing where Elroy is at?

Comments re article 49418 Birthday of Amy Mae Coomer show biz Evelyn West Jan 30Roger Lacy writes:
Ed, I just read the Wikipedia link to the article on Evelyn West, a.k.a Amy Mae Coomer, and read she hails from Elroy in Adair County, Kentucky.

I tried doing an internet search on Elroy and didn't really find much about it. Can you enlighten me as to where Elroy is located and any other information you have about it?

Thanks so much! --Roger Lacy
Thanks, Roger Lacy for pointing out this serious void in Wikipedia, which hit me like telling a resident of a micropolitan city a little east of here that there is no salvation in Acronymology, no redemption in the Power of the Logo. It shook my faith in Wikipedia, momentarily, until I realized that, next to the Adair County Library, Mike Watson, and JIM, CM is as responsible and therefore as derelict as any individual or entity, in not perpetuating the legacy of this, one of the greatest Adair County communities. Worse: We sure wish we knew where Elroy is. How else will we properly honor Miss West? Heavens help us! Not so much as a historical marker, not so much as a sonnet or limerick, let alone a Country Song. -EW

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