Page 10 -13 -- City
of Lola, Livingston County, Got First Switchboard In 1908
PHOTOS: Old Common Battery Switchboard/Paducah
Telephone Office in mid-1940s/Chesteen Suits at Switchboard/Old
Smithland Bank where old switchboard was housed
Page 14-17 -- First of Three
Parts: The Hanging Of Bad Tom Smith, Breathitt County's Only
PHOTOS: Sketch of Tom Smith/Old
Jail at Jackson/Breckinridge Combs, High Sheriff of Breathitt
County/Sketch of Smith on his way to be baptized
Page 18 -- Larkin Liles Tried
and Convicted For "The Crime Of Mayhem"
Page 20-21 -- Hobo Artist
Leaves Treasure In Church At Russell, Kentucky
PHOTOS: Mural of painting at
Mead Memorial United Methodist Church/The Mead Memorial United
Methodist Church, Russell, Greenup County, Kentucky.
Page 22 -- Andrew Jackson
Was Kentucky's First Flurospar Miner In 1837
PHOTO: Interior of the Flurospar
Mill of the Gungenheim Mining Company.
Page 24 -25 -- Few Ancient
Sites In Hopkins County Have Been Well-Preserved
PHOTOS: Arrowoods/Stone Ax
Page 26-27 -- Jesse Stuart
Wrote As Frankly Of Himself As Of His Subjects
PHOTOS: Jesse Stuart on the farm
Page 29-32 -- William R. Leslie
Established Early Settlement On The Big Sandy In 1790s
PHOTO: A view of the Big Sandy
Page 33 - Dwellers Of Old
town Lived Quietly: City of Washington Was Mason County's Seat
PHOTOS: Mefford's Fort near Washington/History
marker on the lawn of Mefford's Fort
Page 34 -- Transporting Merchandise
In The 1920s Was Indeed A Problem: Breathitt County Boys Thought
The Flatboat Method Was Best
PHOTO: Flatbottom boat
Page 36 -- The Jackson Purchase
Region Was Ready To Be Awakened In 1920s
PHOTOS: Tobacco field near Murray,
Calloway County, Kentucky/Western Kentucky Stone Quarry/Mayfield
Creek in Graves County, Kentucky/Cabin Down in the Purchase in
the early 1900s.
Page 40-42 -- A Trip To Marion
County Reveals Much About Family's Past: Remains Of Old Mattingly
Homeplace Are Found And Explored Near Hardin Creek
PHOTO: Remains of home of Jack
Page 43-44 -- Several Generations
Of The Buckner Family Attained Military Glory
Lt. Gen. Simon Boliver Buckner,
Jr./The graves of three generations of Buckners in the Frankfort
-- Wayne County Native Became Governor Of Illinois In 1876
Shelby Moore Cullom, Governor of Illinois 1876-1884
-- Daily Life Of Fort Knox Was Much Like Other Towns In 1950s
Welcome to Fort Knox/School children at Fort Knox/Main section
of Fort Knox/Kentucky Map/Other Fort Knox photos
-- Women And Traveling Church Laid Foundation For Future Generations:
Spirit Of Adventure Lured Many To Kentucky
Sketch of pioneer woman/Daniel Boone/Simon Kenton
-- Early Settlers Were Self-Reliant When Treating Their Illnesses:
The Growth Of Medicine In Eastern Kentucky.
Sketch of self-reliant Kentucky settlers
-- Many Lawsuits Involved In Operations Of Iron Foundry: Major
Financial Problems Plagued Thomas Deye Owings In 1818
Col. Thomas Deye Owings
-- Paducah, City Of Rivers, Saw A Revival Of Waterway Traffic
Marine Ways, Paducah/Towboat Onward/St. Paul and Washington
Page 62-63 --
Kentucky Explorer Book
Page: Readers are invited
to send in their books and other projects (pertaining to Kentucky)
to appear on this page.
Warren County History
Arches Of Red River Gorge
Indiana Land Entries
The Kentucky Cave Region
-- Short Gleanings From Collins's 1878 Historical Sketches Of Kentucky: Little Known & Mostly Forgotten -- From
One Of Kentucky's Most Noted History Books.
-- Old-Time Recipes
To Enjoy Conducted by Darlene
Angel Food Cake
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Baked Indian Pudding
Page 7 -- Post Office at Bevinsville,
Page 8 -- Unknown Bible lady
around Whitesburg, Letcher County.
Page 9 -- First graduating class
of M. C. Napier High School, 1953
Page 13 -- Baptising in the Red
River near Stanton, Powell County, Kentucky.
Page 19 -- Brown Family at farm
in Mt. Olivet area near Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
Page 23 -- Damage of cloudburst
which fell on the head of Licking River at Brush Fork and Grassy
Fork at the southern tip of Magoffin County in 1910.
Page 28 -- A View from the Kentucky
River of Casa Bianca/Hills of "Sweet Owen" County as
seen from the porch at Casa Bianca in 1930.
Page 31 -- 1913 Fire In Hardinsburg,
Breckinridge County, Kentucky.
Page 41 -- Gothic Chapel at Berea
College burned in 1902.
Page 42 -- McGinnis Family, 1919,
Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky.
Page 49 -- The Abraham "Abram"
and Matilda Gibbs family of Johnson County, ca. 1900.
Page 55 -- Old Johnson Creek
Covered Bridge in Robertson County on Kentucky Highway 165.
Page 62 --
Pitts Fork School, Floyd County, Kentucky, ca. 1936
-- Children of Benton Mann and Lucy Ritchie Mann, Breathitt County,
-- Hiram and Ruth Wooten Bush and son, Arvil, Breathitt County,
-- Samuel and Idress Brock Caldwell, southeastern Kentucky.
-- J.W. Keltner (Columbia, Kentucky) and Anetna Walker with a
-- The Hale ladies, Salyersville, Magoffin County.
Page 68 -- Gibbs/Sizemore/Brown
family members, Paintsville or Prestonsburg.
Page 69 -- Verna Lee Steel Gibson
and Andrew Jackson Gibson/Eliza Ellen Terrell Floyd.
Page 70 -- Sheep killing in Spring
Creek, Kentucky, 1937.
Zelma Rebecca Baker, Rockcastle County, Kentucky, 1915.
Page 71 -- Jewell's 50th Wedding
Anniversary, Leitchfield, Grayson County, Kentucky.
Page 72 -- Jeff and Laura Church
Bryan Family, Lawrence County, Kentucky, 1936.
Page 73 -- Fairview Grade School,
Boyd County, Kentucky, 1947.
Page 74 -- 1940 Mayhew Reunion
At Stony Point Church, Allen County, Kentucky.
Page 79 -- John C. Holmes and
Polly Mary Huff Holmes family, Harlan County, Kentucky.
Page 81 -- Mary Jane Howard Wilson
and George Wilson, 1918, Leslie County, Kentucky.
Page 84 -- 1951 McKell High School
Baseball Team, Greenup County, Kentucky.
Page 85 -- Tecumseh Burr Akers
and Malta Akers Howell, Floyd County, Kentucky.
Page 89 -- John D. Huff, Letcher
Page 91 -- Thomas Rose, Jr.,
and son Wayne, 1962
Page 92 -- Juda Higginbotham
Page 94 -- Horseman brothers
from Bath County, 1951
Page 98 -- Ralph and Jasper Arnold,
Harlan County, Kentucky, 1921.
Page 99 -- 1951 Graduating Class
of Robinson High School at Ary, Perry County, Kentucky.
Page 102 -- Culp Family, Marshall
County, Kentucky, 1899.
Page 103 -- Scene of downtown
Burtonville in Lewis County, Kentucky, mid-1930s.
Page 104 -- Golfers at Harlan
Country Club, Harlan, Kentucky, 1944.
Page 105 -- Administration of
Vicco High School, Perry County, Kentucky.
Page 106 -- Brush Creek School,
Rockcastle County, Kentucky, 1949.
Page 108 -- Morris family at
railroad track, Jackson County, Kentucky.
Page 109 -- Edward Wilson, driver
of Black Brothers Bus, Harlan County, Kentucky, 1949.
Page 110 -- Wooton brothers,
London, Kentucky, 1945.
Page 30 -- Sketches of Kentucky's
Great Outdoors: White Bass In Kentucky
Page 35 -- Thoughts to Ponder
from The Kentucky Philosopher
Page 51 -- Kentucky Roadside
History Markers: Taylorsville, Spencer County/Stanford, Lincoln
Page 52 -- Wise And Otherwise
Page 67 -- Word Puzzle: Business
Page 72 -- Songs Kentuckians
Were Singing 100 Years Ago: Comin' Thro' The Rye
Page 53-54 Kentucky's 1879 State Gazetteer: A Look
At Kentucky Towns And Their Establishments 124 Years Ago
Glen's Fork, Adair County
Graefenburg, Shelby County
Harlan, Harlan County
Marine, Lewis County
Mays Lick, Mason County
PHOTOS: Hodson Hall, Rowan
County/Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky.
Websites: Each month The Kentucky Explorer presents
websites related to genealogy in Kentucky for our growing number
of readers who use computers and the Internet.
Dycusburg, Crittenden County, Kentucky
Grayson County Historical Society
All About Genealogy In Adair County, Kentucky
Photos of Webster County
Lawrence County Historical Society
Page 56-57 Readers Share Postcard Views ca. 1910
Fourth Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky
The Capitol Hotel, Frankfort, Kentucky
The Hotel Glyndon, Richmond, Kentucky
Water Tower, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
On the Green River in beautiful Kentucky
Page 68-72 Kentucky Genealogy Help Line: Queries are published
free up to 50 words as space is available.
Page 73-76 Family Reunions
& Other Special Announcements
Over 80 Family Reunions And Other
Announcements listed in the June 2003 edition.
Page 77-95 I Remember
By Our Readers
Memories Of A Soldier, Corporal Charles
E. Mahaffey (with photograph of Mahaffey)
Memories Of Kentucky, Pike County, (with
photograph of Everett Coleman and sisters)
I Remember It, Bull Creek Hollow
Life On A Pulaski County Farm (with
photograph of Holt family)
Jesse Barnett, We Won't Forget You!
(with photograph of Jesse Barnett)
Love Survives The Great Depression,
Floyd County, Kentucky (with photograph of Ethar and Onedia Hall)
Remembering The Past, Stidham Fork of
Hunting Creek, Breathitt County, Kentucky (with photograph of
Orben and Nellie Taulbee and family)
Life Of My Father, William Chester Cook,
Moore's Creek, Annville, Jackson County, Kentucky (with photograph
of Willie and his baby brother)
Buckhorn: A Great Experience (with photograph
of Buckhorn High School senior class members of 1956)
Farm Life, Pen Hollow, Bell County,
Kentucky (with photograph of Nuckols family)
Ramblings, Hansford, Rockcastle County,
Slim Dossey, Brownsville, Kentucky (with
photograph of Slim Dossey)
Strictly Kentucky Genealogy Various
materials to aid in Family History Research.
Readers Share Old Photos
"Great Minds Think Alike"
-- Emily Turner Skidmore/Flora C. Chabert Koch
Mallie School, Knot County, Kentucky,
Jenkins High School 1954 Football Team
Baker Brothers In The Military
Points of Interest
Location Map/Order Form