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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.

Attached is link to speech by Cecil H. Wilson (playing time of approximately 60 minutes) :


Attached is link to a content outline of Cecil Wilson's Speech:

Content Outline of Speech by Cecil H. Wilson

Listed below are the obituary of Cecil H. Wilson and a tribute to Mr. Wilson written by Advocate editor Eddie Arnold. The articles were published in the September 25, 2008 issue of the Mountain Advocate newspaper in Barbourville, Kentucky.

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