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He's Everywhere in Cumberland County, KY: Joel Owsley Cheek . . .



2016-10-28 - Cumberland County Library, 114 Hill St, Burkesville, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com (c).
As well he ought to be. This portrait by Burkesville, KY, artist Charlotte Cash, hangs in the Cumberland County library, a destination respite well worth a visit. Seeing the portrait was a reminder of just how good his legacy coffee is today. I rediscovered it recently in Adair County, when the proprietor of major eatery gave away her/his secret. A cup Linda labelled "Awesome," and I concurred was made, the proprietor said, with Maxwell House. Wow! Starbucks couldn't beat it. For a lot of what one needs to know - not not nearly all - about Joel Owsley Cheek, see Maxwell_House Wikipedia entry. According to Find-a-grave (See: Joel Owsley Cheek is buried in Nashville, TN, a Cumberland River town like his native Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY. The library, like the Cheek's Maxwell House Coffee, is "Awesome." A sparklingly clean, friendly place, it offers great Wi-FI, and is staffed by some of the friendliest people in the world, and it's sandwiched between two of the finest restaurants around, Ruby Annie's on the Square, and Pat & Norman Hamilton's BBQ, on up Hill Street a bit, toward the Alpine. - Ed Waggener

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