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Do you know where Pumpkin Run, Log Cabin and Bearwallow Schools were half a century ago? We can find the locations of these and some 70 other public schools on an old Madison County Bureau of County Health Work map, which was drawn in 1934. Most of…

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The superintendent's annual budget report to the Madison County Board of Education for the 1932-33 fiscal year might seem a bit dull reading for many folks. However, that old document shows a lot about our county schools and how they were operated 60…

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I recently ran up on some interesting facts about Madison County in an article by Dr. Jonathan T. Dorris, onetime professor of history at Eastern, founder of Eastern's museum and early author of Madison County history. Here are some of them. The…

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"Those who have never been present at a commencement of Berea College,” wrote French Tipton, editor of the Climax, "have no concept of its magnitude." Tipton had just returned from the college's 21st commencement in June, 1887, and he shared the…

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The September 10, 1937 issue of the Richmond Daily Register featured an article concerning the New Berea postoffice, and it read as follows:

"When Berea's new $53,000 postoffice is dedicated Saturday, the building will be more than a symbol of the…

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September 6, 1937: "Madison County Housing Better than Average of State, Survey Shows."

"Rural housing in Madison County is directly proportionate to the productivity of the soil--best housing is found in the northern or Bluegrass section of the…

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