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Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

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Until early 1970s, Owen was Democratic stronghold

By The Staff

A young college student asked his father the definition of a traitor in politics. The father answered, “Any person who leaves our party and goes over to the other party is a traitor.”

 

The son then asked, “Well, what about a man who leaves the other party and comes over to ours?”

 

“He’d be a convert, son,” replied the father, “a real and very smart convert.”

 

Even before Owen County was formed, people of the area were serious about their politics.

 


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