Mike Wilson to speak on the CCC at Past Finders Friday
By Jim Turner

Posted on April 10, 2024 11:51 AM


This Friday at Past Finders: Mike Wilson presents on the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp of Russellville.????????? The informal gathering will be at the Logan County Public Library and the Public is invited to attend. It begins at 6:30 p.m.

Mike Wilson, a Logan Aluminum retiree who still is involved in real estate sales, grew up on the site where the CCC Camp was located on U.S. 68-80, the Bowling Green Road. His parents, the late George and Lu Wilson, owned and operated Hillcrest Restaurant there for decades, living next door. Their five children—Julie Hall and George, Bobby, Mike and Gary—worked at the restaurant while attending the Russellville schools.

The Southern Kentucky Past Finders, which has been around at least since the early 1980s, originally devoted itself to Civil War and other kinds of historical relic hunting. Through the years, it evolved into an organization devoted to the love of history in the region.

Because of the Covid Outbreak, the Past Finders ceased as an organization. The Logan County Public Library is reviving it for the purpose of continuing the tradition of exploring the reasons why “all roads lead through Logan County.”

One of the librarians, Mark Griffin, focuses on local history in much of his work. He now leads the Past Finders, after many years of dedicated service to the organization by local pharmacist David Guion.


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