Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
JIM: J.C. Draper, at 89, returned from West to visit Coffey Cave
Next earlier article, this story: Richard Roberts: Woodson Bell's house and the cave entrance
Click on headline for complete article
This cave-related article appeared in the Wednesday, September 22, 1948 Adair County News:
Visits Columbia after 75 years absence
J.C. Draper, who resides in Southern California, is visiting his nephew, Mr. S.F. Coffey, and Mrs. Coffey, at their home on Burkesville Street.
Mr. Draper, now 89 years old, left Columbia at the age of 14 and this is his first return visit. In remarkably good health for one of his age, he decided to come to Columbia and view the scenes of his childhood.
Unaware that he had a nephew here, he was looking for a cave he remembered, which has its entrance in the front yard of the Coffey home, when he made the acquaintance of his nephew.
(James Carroll "J.C." Draper was a younger brother of Julia Draper Coffey, Sayles Frank "S.F." Coffey's mother.
If the above account is correct, Mr. Draper left Columbia about 1874. He passed in California in 1954.) - JIM
This story was posted on 2018-02-23 09:41:49
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic Jim: History:
JIM: Jones Building timeline - Jun 1944-Oct 1945
JIM: Bits and Pieces about Roley School, 1898-1942
JIM: 80 years ago in Adair County & beyond
The Movies: When talkies came to Columbia's Rialto Theater
JIM's Christmas Wish List - Album 2
JIM - Christmas Wish List ads from the past - 2017 Album I
JIM: Columbia Merchants Gear up for Christmas, 1927
JIM: The history of the White Cash Markets
JIM: In olden days, in 1937, it had already snown by now
Jim: While at Lindsey Wilson JC, Gordon Crump wrote for ACN
View even more articles in topic Jim: History
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.