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Artifact/Archaelogical Find by Larry Reliford/LR Dozing

2018-08-31 - Bobby & Euline Bowe Property, Bomar Heights, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener,
Chance does favor the prepared mind. Larry Reliford, CEO of LR Dozing, recognized something special while preparing Bobby & Euline Bowe's 1.4 acre site on Bomar Heights for commercial development: A check drawn on a Louisville bank just a few days shy of 75 years ago. It is made out to "Col (or Cal) Car Servis," and is drawn on a Louisville Lohrville, IOWA bank, and is a payment for "gas", which must mean it was for a truck or a payment on "put that down" account. It's signed "J.C. Blair." And one might wonder whether the signature is of an ex-pat on a return visit to Columbia, or one of the Adair Countians who established Iowa - and had returned home to enjoy a fortune earned there. Of course is does boggle those of us with lesser minds with another question, "Where was Columbia Car Service," and who ran it, and how might the check have ended up on the property? And where is/was Louisville, Lohrville, Iowa??? And whatever happened to the greatest invention of all times: The FREE counter checks banks passed out? Back when Rook scores where kept on the backs of checks??? - EW
Notations, Corrections, Detections:

  1. Joe Hare - Young Joe Hare's keen eyes sight misreading of Iowa town name. It's Lohrville.
  2. JIM - J.C. Blair, Adair Countian re-settled in Iowa twice and is buried there.
  3. Darryl Smith - Darryl Smith: Found check to station in Calhoun Co. Iowa?
  4. JIM - Seeking to know assignee of Iowa check
  5. Rita Rich Yates - Many of Joseph Chessar Blair's kin still in Adair Co.
  6. Keith Overstreet - More on Lohrville check found by L.R. Reliford

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