It started innocently enough. The presentation going well. Had a modest audience of around three dozen people listening to my recreation of Henry R. Schoolcraft.
Part of the Old Greenville Days celebration, I was emphasizing the fact that Schoolcraft had taken the Bettis Ferry a half-mile from the remnants of the original Greenville Courthouse where I was standing.
I had just come to the part where Schoolcraft had asked the ferryman if he could have change for his silver half-dollar. The gentleman had replied, “Sure! The Kentucky way!” and then proceeded to take his camp axe and placing the metal coin on an oak stump, cut it in two.