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Mount Sterling Court Days, 1985

Posted on October 17, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Taking shelter from a heavy rain at the Mt. Sterling Court Days on October 20, 1985 are, from left, Milford Bivens, Flemingsburg, Tony Wainscott, Lawrenceburg, Gene Gregory, Stamping Ground, Shelby Burgin, Richmond and John Fortune, Mt. Sterling. The annual gathering started in 1794 and took place when the Circuit Judge came to town to try criminals. People came from miles around to sell crops, trade horses and mules and other farm animals as well as swap goods and services. Guns and knives were among the top items traded. It continues to be one the largest outdoor festival in Kentucky. Photo by Gary Landers

Taking shelter from a heavy rain at the Mount Sterling Court Days on Oct. 20, 1985, from left, Milford Bivens of Flemingsburg, Tony Wainscott of Lawrenceburg, Gene Gregory of Stamping Ground, Shelby Burgin of Richmond, and John Fortune of Mount Sterling. The annual gathering started in 1794 when the circuit judge came to town to try criminal defendants. People came from miles around to sell crops, trade horses, mules and other farm animals, and to swap goods and services. Guns and knives were among the top items traded. It continues to be one the largest outdoor festivals in Kentucky. This year, it runs Friday through Monday. Photo by Gary Landers

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