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Mike Watson sends album of Cane Valley ads 22 April 1908
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Adair County Historian Mike sent us four newspaper clippings from the 22 April 1908 Adair County News. The ads tell so much about how self contained many small Adair County villages were back then. Back when trips to the county seat were made just for special occasions. When buying groceries was a many-times-daily opportunity. When businesses might have specialty, but most offered general merchandise with put that down credit, no 'deli' but a more than sufficient sandwich, reg'lar or on sandwich crackers, could be had; when going to the post office was a walk, not a trip; when villages had lots of congregations and each had its own school and its own bank.
Cane Valley was like that, and because of it's central location between Columbia and Campbellsville, it's one of the few old towns which is poised to rise again. Back then, it was all those businesses and a village's own school which made the difference. In the new world a century later, rising towns are marked by their commutability, by having their own fire departments, and today, they often have their own Dollar General Store and their own destination eatery. The advertising memorabilia, however, gives even more of a feel for judging the importance of the outlying towns. Cane Valley is one which has had ups and downs but mostly ups, and today, and up again, with a winning vector ahead. - CM
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