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JIM: The old Lapsley barn - I will let it stand

Russell County, Kentucky history

By JIM

Transcribed verbatim from the February 5, 1908 Adair County News, page. one.

An Old Barn
On the Lapsley farm, six miles from Jamestown, there is a barn that was built in olden times. Mr. J.V. Lapsley who now lives on the farm says he has no idea how long it has been standing. It was built by his grandfather in the early settlement of this country. The boards appear to have been gotten out with a drawing knife, and the plank in the building was sawed with a whipsaw. The barn shows evidence of age, and two or three times Mr. Lapsley has resolved to raze it, but when the time would come to begin work his heart would fail him, saying it was built by my grandfather and I will let it stand.
(Criticism or complaints concerning the foregoing article should be directed to: John Ed Murrell, Editor de facto / Adair County News / South corner of the Square / Columbia, Ky.) - JIM

Thanks, Jim: And I wonder, do you or any other historian or possessor of all things Russell County, KY, know if this treasure is still standing? - CM



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