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8/16/1990: Cotton Gins at Oakton and Clinton

by Virginia Jewell (Last in a series) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on Aug. 16, 1990) Wiley Kimbro, who at various times was connected with all of the county’s cotton gins, explained that after the … Continue reading

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8/9/1990: Cotton Pickers Averaged 200 Pounds a Day

by Virginia Jewell (Second in a Series) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on August 9, 1990) As pickers trudged through the cotton fields of Hickman County in August and September years ago, they dragged coarse … Continue reading

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7/26/1990: Cotton Was King in County 65 Years Ago

by Virginia Jewell (First in a series) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on July 26, 1990) Hickman County was once the Land O’Cotton. Located within the northern fringe of the Cotton Belt, the county was … Continue reading

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6/15/1995: Memories of the Jewell Hotel

by Virginia Jewell (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on June 15, 1995) The following was taken from the 1953 100th anniversary of the Hickman County Gazette. Many in the community may be familiar with the … Continue reading

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5/31/1990: Will Clayton Was an Architect of Marshall Plan

by Virginia Jewell (Part two of two) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on May 31, 1990) After his initial visit in 1897 to visit Susan Vaughan at her home called “Bellwood” near Clinton, 17-year-old Will … Continue reading

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5/24/1990: Clinton native sought to reduce national debt

by Virginia Jewell (First of two parts) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on May 24, 1990) Although the national debt is now in the trillions the situation would have been worse had it not been … Continue reading

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4/19/1990: Columbus regaining port status

by Virginia Jewell (Last in a Series) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on April 19, 1990) A passing barge. A fisherman circling toward the shore in his motorboat. Water skiers and an occasional pleasure craft. … Continue reading

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