General Interest Photographs

In the early years of the 1900s, small towns and coal camps throughout Kentucky took much pride in their local baseball teams. Keen rivalries between neighboring communities often brought out most of the residents of a town. In this old photo, taken in Jackson about 1905, a baseball game between Jackson and Hazard is taking place. It appears a cloth fence was built around the playing field, no doubt to keep the cows out of the action. That's the town of Jackson in the background. Today, Breathitt County High School is located on this field, which at that time was known as the "Hargis Bottoms."


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