Many 1974 articles are about people in Madison County. Others are about important and intriguing early businesses in the county’s history including “Interesting Old Businesses,” “The Hume Cooperage Co.,” “Stafford’s Planing Mill,” “The Southern Lumber Co.,” and “Furniture Business in 1910.” Dr. Engle details a five part series on pastors of the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond. A couple articles detail the now forgotten village of Brookstown. “A Rough Life” gives the humorous account of the life of one Madison Countian. “The Pest House” recounts the interesting past of a forgotten institution and also shows the importance of reader input on the Madison’s Heritage column.