Don Dampier, author of nonfiction, debuted at age 68 with Finding the Fifties (2005), a celebration of small town, small schools Americana featuring his original hometown of Carlisle, Kentucky, and CHS ’55 “Musketeers” classmates. His currently featured work, published in 2017, is Basketball Beginnings in the Commonwealth of Kentucky 1900s-1950s. His other published books include Why Write a Book, The Quilter’s Quest: Muses of a Non-Quilting Husband of a Quilter, and Carlisle High School (1893-1963): Odyssey into the Twentieth Century. Don’s conversational “story telling” books are filled with history, culture, and humor, sometimes with a bit of whimsy, and all featuring true-to-life people and places. He is a 1959 graduate of the University of Kentucky and a 14-year volunteer narrator for Kentucky Talking Books for the Blind. He currently resides in Georgetown, Kentucky, with Pat, his wife of 60 years-to-date.
Basketball Beginnings in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Basketball Beginnings in the Commonwealth of Kentucky features the six small-school teams of the Commonwealth’s capital of Frankfort/Franklin County (five now closed) serving as “point guards” to lead readers into exciting tournament play through the first half of the century, from the 1900s through the “Fabulous Fifties.”