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Garnett residence newsworthy 100 years ago

By Jim

The reappearance of the Garnett residence photo brought to mind these brief snippets from the Adair County News early in the 20th century:
June 26, 1912
"Miss Jennie Garnett, who owns the Garnett homestead, is going to make great improvements in the appearance of the residence, and will also have it made much more convenient. Mr. J.A. Willis and Mr. W.C. Murrell have the contract."

June 17, 1914
"Miss Jennie Garnett has just completed an iron foot bridge, twenty-six long, across the branch running through her lot fronting her residence. The entrance to the home, from now on, will be from the pike, some distance below the entrance to the cemetery. This is quite an improvement, and it will afford great convenience, besides it adds a little more value to a very desirable piece of property."
A short piece appearing in the News the week following the latter announcement reported Miss Garnett was one of the 21 faculty members of Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Ky., stating, "She has charge of the piano department and has had for the past three years."

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