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Bonnie Strassell - Owen County Historical Society

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Wagons were indispensable

    Wagons have always played an important part in the history of Owen County. After the long hunters made their trek over the Appalachian Mountains and claimed land in Kentucky, they returned home (most often to Carolina or Virginia) and brought their families to this wilderness. The rich, fertile land of Kentucky was considered to be a paradise on earth. According to T.A. Perry, the first entries claiming land in what is now Owen County were filed in the Virginia Land Offices in 1780.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Wagons were indispensable

    Wagons have always played an important part in the history of Owen County. After the long hunters made their trek over the Appalachian Mountains and claimed land in Kentucky, they returned home (most often to Carolina or Virginia) and brought their families to this wilderness. The rich, fertile land of Kentucky was considered to be a paradise on earth. According to T.A. Perry, the first entries claiming land in what is now Owen County were filed in the Virginia Land Offices in 1780.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Traditional foods still have a home

    Recipes are pieces of history. They have been written down on small scraps of paper or verbally passed from one generation to another. Early arrivals of Owen County shared recipes with family and friends, and today those same recipes produce a variety of specialties that originated in England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Africa.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Society members share some of their personal history

    The cool, misty rain enveloped the picnic pavilion at the Owen County Historical Society Museum, and the scheduled September picnic was moved indoors at the I.O.O.F. Hall. However, even the effects of a hurricane could not dampen the festive mood as over 30 people gathered to share a chicken dinner — what’s a picnic without chicken — and trade stories.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Groups join together to share a lasting legacy

    They came from all walks of life — farmers, carpenters, homemakers, teachers, and bankers. What they held in common was their love of history and their dedication to its preservation.
    Owen, Carroll, Gallatin, Trimble, Henry, and Switzerland counties’ historical societies gathered at the Owen County Extension Office last week for the annual six-county picnic. Over 70 people attended and the food, fellowship, and entertainment combined to offer an enjoyable evening for all.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: His message still burns bright in the night

    When he was young, he dreamed of one day becoming a pilot, and in 1938 Owen countian, Harry Clark Karsner, received his Commercial Pilots License. During World War II he was a flight instructor at Ryan’s School of Aeronautics in California, but it was after the war that Clark Karsner became well-known throughout Owen County and the surrounding area.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Chicken has always been a part of Owen County homes

    Chicken seems to be the time-honored meat of choice for picnics, and the six-county picnic to be held Tuesday is no exception.
    The Owen County Historical Society, host of the event, will serve chicken, biscuits, and a drink as members from all six counties, Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, Switzerland, and Trimble, provide covered dishes.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Women warriors slowly getting honored

    They come in all shapes and sizes, but their influence on families, communities, and the world is undeniable. Their stalwart determination and bravery was succinctly demonstrated as a historical society member, Dr. Tom Marshall, presented a program on “Women in War” at the historical society meeting Thursday. Tom, who served in the armed forces, worked at the Veterans Hospital for 32 years. It wasn’t until the late 1970s and early ’80s that women began to receive benefits as veterans of wars, a disconcerting fact for both Tom and the nation.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Farmer finds oily surprise on property

    With great anticipation, the Owen County farming community has always looked forward to summer with its cornucopia of fresh vegetables nurtured in Kentucky soil; although, much of the soil in this area is better suited for a potter’s wheel.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Some good things came from Depression

    Owen countians who lived during the Great Depression leave us a legacy of memorable stories to share with future generations. Generations of citizens who seem to have an over-abundance of material wealth, might find it difficult to imagine the great economic changes wrought by this devastating time in American history.