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Kentucky Color: Rowetown's Central Park
The community once had it's own one room school and a population of hardworking residents who were the epitome of subsistence farmers. - BILLY JOE FUDGE
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By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester
Kentucky Division of Forestry
This is a view of lush, green, wooded, wintertime meadows in the midst of the Rowetown Community. Although it is often times hard to find a hard and definite line between rural communities, I guess you could say that Rowetown was and is a suburb of Toria.
The community once had it's own one room school and a population of hardworking residents who were the epitome of subsistence farmers.
Life was always hard here but life was always good here. Folks with visions of Great Depression soup lines burned into their thinking processes would often ask my Dad, Ordell Fudge, about how hard things were during that time.
Dad's reply was always the same, "Well, we didn't have any money but we had plenty to eat before the Depression, we didn't have any money and had plenty to eat during the Depression, and we haven't had any money and have had plenty to eat since the Depression; so just to tell you the truth I've never seen any difference".
Looking across Rowetown's Central Park which is the headwaters of Leatherwood Creek can't you just feel how contentment would easily overcome adversity in this community?
Can't you feel how living in an area like this would breed a solid and unshakable reverence for God and the land He so graciously created? - Billy Joe Fudge
This story was posted on 2014-12-25 09:27:49
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