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Ashley Public Library
 
Bucky's Historical Room
Wilbert J. "Bucky" McCoy
Historian - Genealogist
 
Photo in Ashley Public Library

 
Ashley now has a Historical room attached to the Ashley Public Library.
It is known as :           "Bucky"s Historical Room"
 
We need a lot and have a lot.
 
On the walls are all the High School class pictures with the exception of 1923.
The School House Clock is available to tell time.
Photo in Ashley Public Library         Photo in Ashley Public Library

 
Some of the few things of interest :
  • The Ashley School house clock that graced the School hall for years is available to tell time
  • a bannister top that every one who attended the school has touched.
  • We have all graduating classes with exception of 1923.
  • We have all year books are available with exception of 1936.
  • The walls are covered with these afore mentioned school pictures.
  • A picture of D. W. Dawkins who started the Ashley Milk Company.

  • Photo in Ashley Public Library         Photo in Ashley Public Library

     
    Bucky is working on the details of the Ashley Candy Factory; of which he was plant manager when it closed.
     
    For years he has written an item in the 'Ashley News' and many are historical in nature.
     
    Bucky does much with genealogy; and has a lot of material about the McKinzies and McCoys.
     
     
     
    Wanda Setekorn at work in the Historical Room of Ashley Public Library
    Wanda Setzekorn at the desk in the
    Ashley Public Library Historical Room
    Wanda has contributed much time
    Many things filed is due to her expertise. - 2008
     
    Photo in Ashley Public Library         Photo in Ashley Public Library
    These two photographs taken in 2009


     
    W. J. "Bucky" McCoy
    Historian - Genealogist
      Karen Walker
    Library Director

     


     
    Photographs furnished by : Wilbert J. "Bucky" McCoy & Francis L. McKenzie
     


     

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