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Letter to the editor: Historians seek Canby stories

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Preserving the history of Owen County presents challenges especially when elderly people of Owen County pass away and their stories and remembrances are not shared with others.
The Owen County Public Library and the Owen County Historical Society are involved in a joint effort to preserve the history of Owen County communities, the early schools and businesses, and the events that contribute to the traditions that provide a rich legacy for the future.
Currently, we are searching for information and/or pictures of the Canby community.
According to the 1886 Atlas, some early family names included Howard, Souder, Holbrook, Abbott, Neal, Trewitt, Wood and Simpson.  A general store, post office and a school were also located in Canby.
If anyone has information and/or pictures we can copy of this community they would be willing to share, please contact Lisa York at the Owen County Public Library at the address or phone number listed below.

Lisa York
Owen County Public Library