John Lee Lair

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Submitted by Ray Evans


Mr. John Lee Lair (1894-1985) as the founder of Renfro Valley as a premier folk and country music center was very instrumental in putting Rockcastle County on the map. The photo is from the back cover of his "Rockcastle Recollections" book. Mr. Lair was also a consummate genealogist. He talked with and collected much valuable information about the area and recorded it with the publication or issuance of his "Recollections" book. They make very interesting reading and provide a lot of insight into early living in the area. His books are available from Polly House Publications; P. O. Box 127; Mt Vernon, KY 40456.


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