Things For Sale

Other popular features found in our magazine each month pertain to items that our readers have for sale. These generally appear in our Kentucky Explorer Classified Ads and Kentucky Explorer Book Page, but occasionally are found in Letters To The Editor or other pages, too.

Here are a few things for sale by readers from our December/January 2002 issue:

From "Kentucky Explorer Book Page"

Carter County History

Carter County, Kentucky, 1860 Census, Free and Slave Inhabitants by Lukas P. Murphy is now available. The spiral bound book contains 174 pages, including an index. This book has a listing of the 1860 census in Carter County; listing names of people, their ages, their sex, and what they were to the household. It even tells how much land each family owned. Information in this book was taken from the National Archives Microfilm Publications.

The cost of this book is $20, plus $3 S/H. To order, contact:

The East Kentuckian, 134 Mills Road, Wilmington, OH 45177.

I Remember Kentucky

Oscar W. Johnston has written three books: "I Remember Kentucky" (contains 68 pages), "Where, But Kentucky?" (contains 52 pages), and "Purpose, To Touch a Life" (contains 90 pages), and they are now available.

Each book comes in paperback form. The books are full of poems, songs, and a few short stories; all of these are Mr. Johnston's memories of Kentucky. These strong ties to Kentucky are ones that can't be broken.

These books cost $6 each, including shipping. To order, contact:

Norman L. Johnston, P. O. Box 9, Acme, PA 15610.

From "Kentucky Explorer Classified Ads"


"The Blue Diamond Story." This is a historical perspective of the Leatherwood coal mining camp, owned and operated by the Blue Diamond Coal Company. It has 296 pages; over 200 photos; and features 38 families, including the author, who recalls his memories of living and working in the coal camp.

Price of the book is $25, plus $4 S/H. Contact:

Jimmy L. Couch, 9902 Fairmount Road, Louisville, KY 40291; 502/231-0552;

[email protected]


Authentic reproduction of the famed "1908 Sears catalogue." Enjoy the great old-time ads.

Oak rocking chair, $3.85; horse-drawn carriage, $34.95; wood-burning kitchen stove, $15.95; gold wedding ring, $1.19; house, complete, painted, and ready for occupancy, $725; Winchester 30-30 lever action rifle, $15.53; furniture; farm machinery; clothing; cosmetics; bathtubs; baby carriages; horse-drawn wagons; and thousands more items.

It's almost like walking through a museum of life at the turn of the century. Makes a truly wonderful Christmas gift for parents or grandparents.

Limited quantity. Order today. Send $16.95 each, plus $6 S/H, Kentucky residents add $1.02 sales tax (cash, certified check, or money order only) to:

McBrand Corp., Box 966, Hyden, KY 41749.

Only $2.50 per issue!
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