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Mr. Richard Phelps as J.O. Russell (1856-1928)

2014-10-28 - Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
Mr. Richard Phelps who has made many eloquent presentations at previous Silent City programs, portrayed one of the most important individuals in Adair County History, John Orion Russell. Stepping out of character, Mr. Phelps noted that "A life is not over until it is forgotten." A number of Mr. Russell's contributions to Adair County, including the Russell Building on the Square in Columbia and the First National Bank, now First and Farmers National Bank, which thrives to this day. - CM

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