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Rachel Varble, a major part of Adair's rich literary history

2013-05-12 - Columbia, KY - Photo from collection of Mike Watson. Mike Watson, Adair County, historian prizes the artifact in the center panel most of his extensive Rachel Varble collection, because of the inscription, from the Harrodsburg, KY author to Nancy Berley, who aided Varble so much in research for Varble's historical fiction novel, Jane Clemens a biographical account of the life of the mother of Samuel Langhorne Clemens - the mother of Mark Twain. Nancy Montgomery Berley lived in the house on Greensburg Street now occupied by Robert & Mikki Flowers. Berley wrote, with historian Ruth Paull Burdette, "The Longhunters of Skinhouse Branch." at right is a photo of the dusk jacke to Varble's Pepys' Boy, also from the collection of Mike Watson. Mr. Watson will be among the vendors at the 10am-3pmCT/11am-4pmET, Saturday, June 1, 2013, 2nd Annual Book Fair at the Historic Adair County Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY.
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