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Revisting Haskin & Hobart



2017-09-17 - Columbia, KY - Photo From the collection of Eddie Kessler.
Near as we can tell, it's been seven years or so since Columbiamagazine.com shared Adair County's most famous bear, Hobart, shown in the photo drinking an orange soda pop held by his friend Haskin Coomer. The two are standing in front of the family business, Haskin Coomer and Son. According to letters shared, Haskin was a consummate marketer, knowing that if he chained the bear by the road in front of his store, many people would stop and buy soda pop while they inquired about the live bear out front. - LW

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