On Feb. 23, 1941, four babies drew national attention to Grayson County. They became known as ‘The Lashley Quads.’ Without the help of fertility drugs and other medical advances, quadruplets were nearly unheard of at the time. Their chances of survival were slim. However, all three girls and the one boy survived. Martine, Mildred, Beulah, and John caused a media frenzy. Reporters traveled from across the country and the world to get a glimpse at this rarity. The three girls are still living today. They just celebrated their 75th birthday earlier this year. Saturday, they will come back to their hometown to share their story of growing up in Grayson County.
The Grayson County Historical Society cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary and take a walk down memory lane with the ‘Lashley Quad Sisters.’ Please join us on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the historic Jack Thomas House at 122 East Main St. in Leitchfield. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!