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1990 Speech by Cecil H. Wilson, publisher of The Advocate

Cecil H. Wilson (1917-2008), longtime publisher of the Advocate newspaper, was the featured speaker at the Knox Historical Museum's meeting on February 12, 1990.

In his speech, Mr. Wilson focused on several topics, including the history of the Advocate and its editors and printers; Karl Bleyl of Union College as the man who created the idea for the Knox Historical Museum as well as the Boone Festival; Flem D. Sampson as businessman and stock owner of The Advocate; civic improvements and major public leaders; local papers and local history; missing issues of The Advocate files; Caleb Powers; and editorial decision-making.

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Rev. A.S. Marsee's sermon, "Meet My Beloved at Calvary"

reverend-andy-marseeThe late Rev. A.S. "Andy" Marsee was a well-known Baptist preacher throughout Knox County, Kentucky, once serving as pastor of Roadside Baptist Church at Boone Height, among other assignments.

Around 1976, David Lundy, who operated a recording studio in Knox County, recorded Reverend Marsee delivering a sermon entitled "Meet My Beloved at Calvary." The recording also included church members singing two hymns, one unnamed at present and one entitled "I've Been to Calvary."

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