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Bonnie Strassell - Owen County Historical Society

  • Cold winters used to bring Owen families together

    Recently the January cold spell broke, and after a couple days of rain, a farm wagon piled high with browned tobacco was seen sashaying behind a tractor on its journey down Hwy. 127. The once “King Crop” of Owen County was on its way to a prospective buyer.

  • Friends come to aid of society

    It’s been eulogized in stories and poetry, and has been characterized as judgment of a stern, uncompromising old man, or soft feathers lightly shaken from a pillowcase. It can be light and airy, crusty or crunchy. It is a delight for children and a barely tolerable event for adults. It can evoke pleasure gliding atop its surface, shooting sprays of sparkled dust, which dissipate into the air; or wreak havoc if the gliding involves damage to a car or injury to a person.

  • Looking back at Owen County in the ’60s

     Although it seems unbelievable, 50 years have passed since the 1960s when a decade of historic events occurred — both in Owen County and across the country — events that affected the lives of all of us, and in doing so, presented opportunities to preserve our history.

  • Birthdays spark memories