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Mike Watson has busy year publishing

There seems to be a resurgence in interest in hard copies, printed material one can touch and feel, especially in Adair County, most recently evidenced by the strong turnout for the Adair Heritage Association's Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, during Christmas in Columbia, Sat 6 Dec 2014.

Mike Watson gave a brief update of his year, which saw the publication of six new titles. The first six were published in 2014

- Looking Back, volume 3 Abstracts of the Adair County News, 1902, which include historical, genealogical, and general interest items.

- Abstracts of same, 1905... (above)

- Adair County Black Marriage Records up to 1900, including one marriage declaration dating back to 1815!

- Veterans of the 125th U.S. Colored Infantry, Civil War, who were from Adair County.

- Knifley News and Notes, 1897-1905, which was created for the celebration of Knifley in September.

- Forty seven other titles are still in print, including these popular ones:

- An Adair County History, volume 1

- Adair County 1890 Veterans Census, annotated

- Robbery of the Bank of Columbia, 1872, from the hand of Judge H.C. Baker, by Jim

- Farmers Bank of Cane Valley, by Cyrus

- Rev. Z.T. Williams' Trip to the Holy Land, 1900, by Cyrus

- P.O.W.s: Prisoner's of War from Adair County in World War II, Straight from Gradyville, by Cyrus

- L.R. Chelf Store Accounts, extracts

- From Hope to Hilltop: The Establishment of the Lindsey Wilson Training School, late 1899 to early 1904, by Jim

- Looking Back, volumes 1 and 2 in limited supplies

- Marriages, Deaths, Births of Adair County in various formats...

Many of his titles are available in the Genealogy Room, Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

Mike Watson & Renea Watson's Watson Publications, 202 Moreland Avenue, Harrodsburg, KY 40330-1836. Phone 502-545-0525. email:

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