Tribune photo by Aaron Piper / Brownstown native Joe Robertson, 94, holds his two published works, %u2018On Kilroy%u2019s Trail%u2019 and %u2018A Marker on Huff Creek.%u2019 Robertson was honored during a luncheon on June 1, naming the new expansion to the Jackson County Genealogy Center the Joe E. Robertson Genealogical Library.
Tribune photo by Aaron Piper / This marker on Baseline Road, just outside Brownstown, is pictured on the cover of %u2018A Marker on Huff Creek.%u2019 The marker locates the spot where an early murder took place, possibly over gold. The story is the premise of Robertson%u2019s book.
Some people believe that history is boring, especially when it’s delivered in a lecture, so Jackson County authors Joe E. Robertson and Peggy L. Robison have tried to make Jackson County’s history a little more interesting.
Robertson and Robison recently released the book “The Marker on Huff Creek,” a historical novel using places and characters from Jackson County’s past.
Robertson, 94, Brownstown, said he is the sixth generation of pioneers in Jackson County. He knows his own family’s history and just about every branch of Jackson County it touches.
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