Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for "Letters to the Editor."
Here are actual letters from our November 2001 issue:
T. T. Garrard Camp No. 4 Memorial Service Held
The Brigadier General Theophilus T. Garrard Camp No. 4 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War held a memorial service in honor of General Garrard of the Seventh Kentucky Volunteer Infantry at 3:00 p.m. on May 27, 2001, at Garrard, Clay County, Kentucky. Garrard is located near Manchester.
General Garrard represented Clay County in the state legislature and was a captain of volunteers in the 16th Kentucky Infantry, during the Mexican War.
In 1861 he was appointed colonel of the Seventh Kentucky Infantry and participated in the battles of Wildcat Mountain at Richmond (Madison County) and Perryville (Boyle County, near the Mercer County line). He was designated Brigadier General after the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Theophilus Toulmin Garrard was born June 7, 1812, and died on March 13, 1902.
Donald R. Poynter, Sr.
Williamstown Teepee Photo
I am writing about the photo of a metal teepee published in the centerfold section of the June 2001 issue of The Kentucky Explorer.
The metal teepee is located one mile south of Williamstown instead of north. The building beside it was a truck stop in the early 1950s or even earlier. I worked there for several years and lived over the restaurant.
I think the metal teepee belonged to Standard Oil, for that's where the truck stop got its gas and oil, during the time I worked there.
About The Ewen Family
I was born in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky, at the old Bach Hospital on May 20, 1935, delivered by Dr. Wilgus Bach. My grandparents on my dad's side were Captain and Mrs. Belvin James Ewen.
As you might guess, I was named for my grandpa, who ran the Ewen Hotel in South Jackson. All of the Ewen family are buried in Stanton, Powell County.
My other grandparents were Bill Haddix, a longtime barber in South Jackson; and Margaret Gabbard Haddix, who ran a boardinghouse in South Jackson next to the photographer, A. S. Sizemore.
My parents were Walter Scott and Edna Bach Haddix Ewen, who was one of seven sisters.
Thank you, and I look forward to The Kentucky Explorer.
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