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Mt. Sterling Court Days, 1979

Posted on October 13, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Margie and Richard McIntosh of Georgetown, Ohio manned their tables at Court Days in Mt. Sterling on October 13, 1979. 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 Charles Bertram | Staff


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