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JIM: A nugget from the past

This nugget appeared in the April 11, 1917 News
By JIM

Highest Point in the County

The village of Sparksville, eight miles from Columbia, is said to be located on the highest point in Adair County. Mr. Robert Strange, who is in the mercantile business at Sparksville, said, in our presence, last Wednesday, that on clear nights he could plainly see the arc lights, on Bomar Heights, this place.
CM Note:Fascinating nugget, Jim. Interestingly, while there are fabulous views from parts of greater Sparksville, the highest point in the county is in Breeding, KY, near the Breeding Fire Department Building. Adair County doesn't have anywhere near the tallest hill in the seven county area, but we do have a Mt. Fuji-like view of the most inspiring one, the tallest, in neighboring Casey County, the Green River Knob, Russell, Taylor, and Metcalfe also have higher points than Adair; Cumberland and Green's highest hills are lower. - EW



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