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Simply Called EDMONTON: History Book Reveal - 6 Sep 2018
"EDMONTON" Book reveal Program: 6:30pm-8pmCT, Thu 6 Sep 2018, at Barn Lot Theatre, 207 S Main Street, Edmonton, KY. An Edmonton Bicentennial Event.
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By Carol Sullivan Perkins
Susan Chambers and Carol Perkins, ColumbiaMagazine.com contributing columnists, have just completed a 450 page book simply entitled "Edmonton (1940-2018)," and will hold a "Book Reveal" to introduce it to the public. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale and the with a program featuring how the book developed, tall tales of the town, and shared memories from various speakers.
Both authors are retired Metcalfe County teachers. (Both have close Adair County ties: Susan Shirley Chambers is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College; Carol Sullivan Perkins' mother, Marguerite Reece Sullivan, is a native of Adair County, and Carol is a first cousin of Paula Reece Propes, author of Columbia's motto "Columbia - A great place to call home. - CM)
The authors are co-hosts of Susan & Carol-Unscripted on 99.1 the Hoss.
How did the book idea begin
"I said to Susan one day after our show that I had an idea. I explained that very few younger people (below the age of 60) remember how Edmonton was in the 40s, 50s and 60s. They don't remember the Strand Theater or the dentist office above the old bank building or when kids played baseball in the courthouse yard. I think we need to recreate Edmonton!"
We made a plan in January, but that plan did not include a deadline. The deadline came when our town decided to celebrate our 200th year with a huge bash! We needed to work fast to complete our research, interviews, gather information from newspaper archives, and reach out to get this book to the publisher before the event. "We focused on one business at a time, but that didn't work for long. When we thought we were finished, someone would give us more information."
The book traces each business within the city limits back to various proprietors. "We didn't just stop with businesses; we wrote about streets and those who settled there first. We included events that rocked our community-good and bad. Included are personal experiences, humorous antics we learned from others, and about local customs and traditions." Many accounts have been written about Edmonton prior to WWII, but no book has recreated the layout of the town.
"Join us September 6, 2018, for a fun night and pick up a copy of the book. They will also be available on Saturday during the events on the square, at the Edmonton School Reunion, and then at various business. Also, on Amazon; the price is $20. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or, fb at carolsullivanperkins.
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