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State Begins Quest For More Historical Sites

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The state is looking for new sites to
place informational history markers that would join the nearly
2,000 already spread around the state.

People like Martha Sudduth are the brains behind the markers.
Her great-great uncle, William Sudduth, helped settle Clark County
in the 1700s.

More new markers that give on-the spot history lessons will soon
be added to the more than 1,900 already across the state. Kentucky
Historical Society officials announced that they are taking
applications until Oct. 1 to determine where to erect the state's
next 15 historical markers.

The new signs will cost in excess of $2,000 each, 25 percent
more than last year.

People like Sudduth are behind every sign, said Nelson Dawson,
director of research and interpretation at the Kentucky Historical
Society.

A 94-year-old retired University of Kentucky education
professor, Martha Sudduth wanted to make sure that the
contributions of her great-great uncle William Sudduth would always
be remembered.


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