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Latest news and what's happening at the Knox Historical Museum

Memorial service set on April 26th for Civil War soldier Benjamin Shorter from Knox County, Ky.

A memorial service will be held Wed., April 26, 2017 for a Civil War soldier from Knox County, Kentucky who was buried in an unknown grave in the Nashville National Cemetery in 1862.

The service for Benjamin Shorter, who died of dysentery and fatigue in a Nashville hospital, will be held at 5 p.m. at the Barbourville City Cemetery. All descendants and interested parties are invited, said event spokesman Jakalyn Jackson of Cannon, Kentucky.

Read more: Memorial service set on April 26th for Civil War soldier Benjamin Shorter from Knox County, Ky.

Businessman, civic leader, magician Archie West featured in The Knox Countian magazine

The new issue of the Museum's quarterly magazine, The Knox Countian, features a businessman, civic leader, and "magician at heart," Archie West, who lived 1917-1996, mostly in Knox County, Kentucky. The articles and photos were submitted primarily by his son, Archie B. West. Featured are Archie West's Standard Oil Stations in Barbourville and several stories about his practical jokes and pranks.

Read more: Businessman, civic leader, magician Archie West featured in The Knox Countian magazine

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