Welcome to the blog of the Henderson, Ky., Depot Community Room. The Community Room strives to promote a better understanding of Henderson, Ky., history and culture through special programs and exhibits. Our exhibit hall features the collections of the Henderson County Historical and Genealogical Society. The Community Room is funded by the City of Henderson, Ky., through the Henderson County Tourist Commission.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Taking Tobacco to Market

Photo Courtesy the Henderson County Historical and Genealogical Society

The Community Room staff and Henderson County Historical and Genealogical Society have been working together this month to bring you a new exhibit featuring photos and memorabilia from the olden days of Henderson. Some of the businesses featured in the exhibit include Mann Brothers, Coquillard (Henderson) Wagon Works and the Baskett Coal Company.  The above photo shows how downtown was transformed when it was time for area farmers to sell their tobacco.

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