Pierre Whiting, an Adamstown resident, worked as a janitor for the University of Kentucky for 57 years before his retirement in 1945.
Pierre Whiting, an Adamstown resident, worked as a janitor for the University of Kentucky for 57 years before his retirement in 1945. UK Special Collections
Pierre Whiting, an Adamstown resident, worked as a janitor for the University of Kentucky for 57 years before his retirement in 1945. UK Special Collections

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