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Mike Watson: A Mighty Girl, 99 Years Ago

By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

The following story was carried on the first page of the Adair County News, issue of August 9, 1916. The story of a 'Mighty Girl' of the day, one willing to brave the night to help a loved one.
A Paul Revere Ride--The following act of little Louise Grissom, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Grissom, in a sense, was as courageous as the ride made by Paul Revere. Louise is seven years old, and on the night of her adventure she was at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Rachel Grissom, in this place. During the night her grandmother was taken violently ill. There was not a male person about the house, and Mrs. Grissom wanted her son, Dr. Garlin Grissom, who lives two miles out on the Campbellsville pike. He was called by phone, but Louise thought that he was too slow coming, and without telling her grandmother her intentions, she left the room at eleven o'clock, went to the stable, bridled a horse, mounted his bare back and started for the home of her uncle, but when she got in a half miles of the doctor's residence she met him, delivered her message, and the two hurrying together to the sick. Room. Do you know of another seven year old girl, at 11 o'clock at night, who would have the courage that little Louise displayed? - Adair County News, 9 August 1916.

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