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The Checker Room

2021-01-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Pen.
The Checker Room was in the building which has served variously in Columbia history for everything from a liquor store to a taxi stand. It's located on the edge of the Municipal Parking Lot on East Fortune Street. In its heyday, regular checker players included Joe Johnson, Sam Taylor, Dan Waggener, Willie Overstreet, Monk Oliver, Amos Fox, Arnold Keen, Eldridge Bragg, Donald Upchurch, Bill Stotts, E. Campbell, and Ralph Turner. Frequent CM contributor Billy Joe Fugde passed many hours there "on call."

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