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Overcrowding in Fayette clerk’s office, 1947

Posted on June 18, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

In December 1947 the fireproof vault at the Fayette County Clerk’s office was so over-crowded with county deeds, marriage licenses, wills, settlements, contracts and other legal transactions that County Clerk J. Porter Land asked the Fayette Fiscal Court to enlarge it. Two workers seeking specific records were forced to search through disorderly stacks of books on a low mezzanine around the top of the vault. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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