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Owen Historical Society News: Even a spoon can carry a lot of history

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By Bonnie Strassell

It seemed to be just another old wooden spoon, yet the tiny cracks that traversed the worn handle added to the spoon’s character and emphasized the wood’s rich hues.
The wooden spoon had served generations of Owen countians, and despite its age, was poised as if ready to stir a pot of simmering soup or scrape out the last remains of fried potatoes from an iron skillet.
Wooden spoons were a necessary part of Kentucky frontier life.


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