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A friend of ours recently gave us a copy of the February 25, 1930 issue of The Eastern Progress, the student newspaper of Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College. The news of 62 years ago was interesting enough that we thought we would share some of…

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September 4, 1937--“Exceptional Educational Opportunities Available in Madison County.”

"Madison County; from its one-room schools to its two nationally known colleges, provides educational opportunities for its own and others.

“Of the…

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Here are three interesting news stories from May of 1939 as reported in the Richmond Daily Register. On Monday, May 8, 1939, Richmond attorney C.C. Wallace, spoke to the Richmond Exchange Club at their weekly meeting at the Colyer's Tea Room on…

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Back around the turn of the Century, there were informally conducted classes for near-illiterate adults, usually conducted by charity organizations. The sessions were held in a local schoolhouse at night after the regular school day was over and 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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This unsettled April weather reminds nearly anybody who lived here 20 years ago of the terrible tornado of April, 1974. Seven persons were killed here and millions of dollars of damage was done in Madison County in just a few minutes. It was during…

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Eastern Kentucky University has operated a college farm which specializes in registered , Holstein cattle since 1912, although few institutions of higher education have ever had such an enterprise. Established in 1906 as a normal school, Eastern…

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Berea traces its beginnings back to the old Glade Church House where John G. Fee, under the sponsorship of Cassius M. Clay, organized an anti-slavery church out of which grew the village and college named Berea, because the people "received the word…

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A small somewhat scattered village named Brookstown in the northeast section of Madison County came into existence in the early 1800's, flourished for a number of years, and then disappeared. It was located about three miles due west of Doylesville,…

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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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