Owen Historical Society News: Music, food and stories of past highlight picnic

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By Bonnie Strassell

The names were familiar: Arnold, Craigmyle, Baldwin, Baker, Dunavent, Duvall, Gibson, Harris, King, Judy, McCord, Threlkeld, Ransdell, Riley, Shelton, Swigert, Thornton, Thomas, Vallandingham, Yancey and others. Names of Owen County families whose descendants attended the Owen County Historical Society annual picnic last Thursday at the museum. We were joined by historical society members Sally Ward Rice and her daughter, Christina,  who live in Franklin County but have ties in Owen through the Hardins, Haydens, and Clarks.

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