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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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3/22/1990: Marion Rust came back twice to stay

by Virginia Jewell (Ninth in a Series) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on March 22, 1990) There’s more to be said about Marion Rust than the fact that he directed removal of the city of … Continue reading

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3/15/1990: New town of Columbus took shape in 1927-28

by Virginia Jewell (Eight in a Series) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on March 15, 1990) Not since a two-seater airplane landed at the race track south of town had there been such a commotion … Continue reading

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3/8/1990: Housemover comes to the rescue

by Virginia Jewell (Seventh in a Series) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on March 8, 1990) After the decision was made to move flood-stricken Columbus to the safety of the nearby fluff, the rehabilitation committee … Continue reading

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2/22/1990: Water tower made Columbus grow, used for 25 years

by Virginia Jewell (Fifth in a series) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on Feb. 22, 1990) Moving Columbus to the safety of the bluffs seems more practical than rebuilding the town after the 1927 floods. … Continue reading

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2/15/1990: The cat in the pillowslip

by Virginia Jewell (Fourth in a Series) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on Feb. 15, 1990) When the Columbus levee began to cave in during the flood of 1927, Raymond Simpson rushed home to tell … Continue reading

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2/8/1990: The day the levee broke

by Virginia Jewell (Third in a Series) (Appeared in The Hickman County Gazette, Clinton (Hickman County, Ky.) on Feb. 8, 1990) While the Union Army was in command of Columbus during the Civil War, the people of the community were … Continue reading

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