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Gradyville Flood: Two sources of the Flood memories

2007-06-29 - Gradyville, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
J.W. KELTNER is today's living, walking repository of the oral history of the June 7, 1907, Gradyville Flood. He heard it from his family down through the years. J.W. grew up in Gradyville and has retired nearby. He's studied the new roadside markers, installed by the Adair County Road Department on Thursday, June 28, 2007, many times, taking issue only with the omission of "Gradyville" on the highway map. He's more than pleased with Vonnie Kolbenschlag's narrative and says the picture of Big Creek by George Kolbenschlag is perfect. The other marker at the location, to Gradyvile's Ed Diddle, is special, too. "Mother (Daisy Keltner) went to school with Ed Diddle," he's proud to say.
See also Gradyville Flood of June 7, 1907.

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