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Meadow Hill Inn, Columbia, KY

2012-04-02 - Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from postcard collection, Wally Burress.
"Meadow Hill Inn on Ky 80, Columbia, Kentucky." First posted on CM 2009-11-06: Wally Burress, Columbia, KY bought a postcard with this scene from about 53 years ago, when the finest restaurant in South Central Kentucky was the Meadow Hill Inn. Burress bought the card on e-Bay. The date the message is 1956, but there doesn't seem to be any 1950's cars in the lot of 50s manufacture, so the photo was probably taken a few years earlier. One car, third from left, looks to be the 1949 Buick Roadmaster owned by then Columbia Postmaster Ray Flowers. Surely someone can identify the lime green sedan next to it, or can make out some of the Chevrolets, Plymouths, and maybe an Oldsmobile or Pontiac among the 25 vehicles Wally Burress counted in the lot. The truck parked in the back, closest to the railing, looks like one the late Stewart Hutchison used to drive. The postcard isn't for sale. Wally Burress said it goes in his safe, along with a lot memorabilia about his horse, Coax Me Chad, the second place finisher in the 1984 Kentucky Derby. The horse lives in retirement on Burress' farm at Bliss, KY. The card was postmarked Columbia, KY, June 25, 1956. It read, "Dear Girls, Met Bill and Joyce at Elizabethtown. Eating lunch here at 3:15. Having a wonderful trip. Stopped at Lincoln's birthplace this morning." It appears to be signed "The Rebergs," and is addressed to "The Reberg's Office/Sondra and Nancy/119 E. 4th, Maryville, MO."

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