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History ... hot off the press

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By The Staff

The long-anticipated Owen County Family History Book was released Thursday by the Owen County Historical Society. The hardcover book, over 288 pages with hundreds of photos never before seen by the public, covers the history of many prominent Owen County families, churches, clubs and schools.

Owen County Historical Society President Jeannie Baker said she can wait to start turning the pages.

“We’ve waited a long time for this,” Baker said. “I am going to curl up somewhere warm and read it straight through.”

The books can be picked up at the Owen County Museum weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mailed copies are on the way. Additional copies can also be purchased at the museum.

“We’ve been working on these books for almost two years,” Baker said. “We hope (the public) enjoys this books as much as we have (putting it together)” Baker said. “Preserving history is an important part of our lives.”

To order a book, call 484-2529 or email owencohistory@bellsouth.net