Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Trigg County Scrapbook
Series Number: MS10-82
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on July 30, 2010.
Date Listed: July 30, 2010
Date Span: 1852-1928 (bulk, 1883-1928)
Size of Collection: 0.5 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 legal size document case.
Type of Material: Scrapbook and newspaper clippings.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Arranged by creator.
Biographical / Historical Information: N/A
Scope and Content: Collection consists of a photocopied scrapbook of newspaper clippings of prominent citizens and significant historic events related to Trigg County, Kentucky from 1883 to 1928. The scrapbook was constructed from an old general store ledger dating from 1852 to 1854. Some of the original pages of the ledger had been left intact. The scrapbook contains numerous obituaries and wedding announcements of Trigg County residents from the late 1880s to the early 1920s. Included with the newspaper clippings are articles on shootings, murders, suicides, trials, political campaigns, fires, floods and recollections from early pioneers and Civil War veterans. The scrapbook is not indexed.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Trigg County (Ky.) – History.
Obituaries – Kentucky – Trigg County.
Marriage announcements – Kentucky – Trigg County.
Cadiz (Ky.) – History.