This is Enfys’ last article. Her year’s entries titled “On This Day In Appanoose County” will be assembled in book form and available for purchase soon at the Appanoose County Historical & Coal Mining Museum.

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Less than two months after the Stock Market crash heralded the Great Depression, the people of Centerville decided on an early Christmas.

Across the Atlantic, thousands of young American men were arriving in Great Britain.

There were always rumors – rumors that throughout Prohibition some of the County’s illegal stills were too sophisticated to be local operations.

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Just after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 27, 1940, the first two county men in the first peacetime draft were called to service.

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Nov. 15, 1927: To encourage the adoption of alfalfa as a crop, the Appanoose Farm Bureau, together with the Association of Commerce, held a competition for the best field of alfalfa. On Nov. 15, 1927, the first “Alfalfa Banquet” was held. Each farmer brought a businessman as a guest. The two…

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