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Jeremy said...

My condolences Ron and we wish you could have visited under better circumstances.

You're entirely right with your observations. There's the well-known six degrees of separation in Hollywood where ever actor can be traced through at most six other actors to Kevin Bacon. I truly believe that every event in American History can be traced through six degrees to Maysville. Hmm. Maybe I'll post some examples : )

2:15 PM
Ron Lytle said...

Seems like everywhere you look in this great country of ours you'll find something(or somebody) that you can trace back to Maysville.:) I just returned to Indy from Maysville last night. Came down over the weekend for the funeral of a family member(Ms. Mary Margaret Clark)and even though the occasion was somber, the beauty and history of that little town could not be overcome.
Had a great stay at the "French Quarter Inn", had very nice view of the river and bridge.Searched the cemetary after the burial service in Aberdeen and found my great great Grandmother and my great great great Grandmother. There is a special feeling when you find connection with your roots.

7:51 AM

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$127,000 Maysville Desk Sold at Auction

An inlaid cherry desk bookcase, which experts believe was probably made in Maysville, Kentucky, around 1790-1810, sold June 4th for $127,000 at Skinner Inc., an auction house in Boston. The piece, also called a Hepplewhite butler's desk with bookcase, is possibly by a Mason County school of design. It has extensive inlay including four eagles with a "liberty" cap.

The desk was owned by Revolutionary War soldier George Carlyle, who immigrated to Woodford County, Kentucky, in 1779 and whose family owned the piece until the auction.

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