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Uncle Willie, the shoe cobbler of Russell Springs, KY - II



2014-03-31 - Dan Street, Russell Springs, KY - Photo by Marylynn Pettey. A Russell County Native writes of his Uncle Willie Garner, above in a ca 1972 photo by Marylyn Pettey: "I remember the hum of the equipment (some of it old when he bought it), the quiet, measured clickety-clack of the ancient upright foot-powered sewing machine, and the hammers, knives, boxes of heels and half soles, nails, tacks, and other paraphernalia of his trade, not to mention the huge bobbins for the sewing machine." Uncle Willie was the town's only shoe cobbler for a quarter century.
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