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TELL CITY – The Daughters of the American Revolution Lafayette Spring and the Perry County Public Library will host author Eddie Price as he promotes his new boos, “Widder’s Landing.”
This meeting of DAR will be open to the public so everyone has the opportunity to learn what life was like living in the Ohio Valley during the War of 1812.
“Widder’s Landing” is a historical novel with fictitious and real life characters, set in 1811-15 in a small town called Cottonwood Bend, that intentionally has the resemblance of the small town of Cloverport in Breckinridge County, Ky.
In the reader’s review, the book has been described as a “must-read for students of history and fans of riveting prose” with “More history” than fiction and a total immersion in real life Kentucky. It is recommended as a military and social treatment of a forgotten and overlooked war.
Price is a life-long native of Kentucky. A graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and Western Kentucky University Price has taught part-time classes for Owensboro Community & Technical College.
In that time, he received Ashland Oil’s Golden Apple Teaching Award, was included in Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers and won the Outstanding American History Teacher Award from Kentucky Association for the Teachers of History and Kentucky Council for the Social Studies.
Murray State University also named him Outstanding High School Teacher in 2000. He has received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville, Ky., in 2012.
His students have voted him “Teacher of the Year” many times. Price has coached many award-winning academic teams and history contest winners.
He is active in the Hancock County Historical Society and helped organize the Young Historians Club.
He now lives in Hancock County.