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Friday, July 31, 2009

From My Email Box - Joe Cook & Lyles Station

Email follow-ups on "Who is Joe Cook?" that was the subject of this past Monument Monday. And a link to a site for Lyles Station, a significant African-American community in Southwestern Indiana.

From Don Counts: A biography of Joe Cook from Juggler's World: Vol. 38, No. 1 http://www.juggling.org/jw/86/1/yesterdays.html

From Joe Weiss: See Browning [Online Database] obit for Joe Cook died 15 May 1959 in NY
http://browning.evpl.org/ Cook, a nationally known comedian, left Evansville in 1907. His parents had a grocery at 4th. & Oak Streets in Evansville where the Elks placed a plaque to honor Joe Cook and the Elks made him their first “Life Member.”

From Don Counts: This web site will be of local historical value concerning Lyles Station - http://www.lylesstation.org/geneo/messageboard.html

From Don Counts: September 11, 2009 Special Edition Heroes for The City-County Observer. This issue will be dedicated to the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces. Here is where Don needs our help, he is going to be the Editor for the Special Edition Honoring Heroes. Please email him a story about your hero. It can be a person or group that served in the Military, Fire Department, EMS, police or sheriffs deputies. Heroes should be from Posey, Vanderburgh, or Warrick Counties. Please send those stories as soon as possible. Don's email: "Don Counts" dcounts@insightbb.com

- Compiled by JGWest

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