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Jim Richards: Remember Sulphur Swimming hole as deeper

2017-08-08 - McKinley Lane, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, A second family elder, in addition to Ralph Roy Waggener, at Christmas in July 2017 - this year in August - Jim Richards, was most impressed by a visit to one of his boyhood swimming holes, at the confluence of Sulphur & Russell Creeks. He thought the hole seem shallower than 'in his day' the 1940's and 50's, and was amazed that there was a whole lot of kayaking going on; nobody had heard of a kayak in Adair County when he was a boy - much less did it. His youngest grandson organized the trip to "the river," where he met a future president of the United States, Kasey Blue, who had organized his parents, Tiffany & Eddie Kessler for their family outing. The Richardses were impressed with the ongoing popularity of what was once a popular retreat, and is becoming more so, today, with enthusiasm for paddle trail activities exploding. - EW
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