July/August 2003 Contents

COMPLETE CONTENTS of the July-August 2003

Kentucky Explorer!

Page 2 -- Along A Kentucky Highway - 1949; US 31-E -- The Jackson Highway

Page 3 -- Editor's Message/Table of Contents

Page 4-9 -- Letters to the Editor

Heartfelt Thanks Extended - Mrs. Nelson (Maxie) Cowan (with photo)

Remembers Dishman Springs Hotel

Photos And Articles Bring Back Memories

Searching For Co-Workers From Early 1950s Of Knott County

Sure Cures

Remembering The Washboard

Asking For Bean Seeds

Took Pleasure In Seeing Vicco Football Squad Photo

Keiskers Were Fine Furniture Makers

Request For Seeds

Interested In Pulaski County Historical Society

Father Nerinckx Contributed To Many Churches

Wants Info. On Schools At Sadieville

Interested In Mary Helen Coal Camp In Harlan County

Randolph "I Remember" Brought Back Memories

Request For Seeds

Wants To Hear From Former Soldiers

Memories of War Creek

Enjoys Visiting Kentucky

Wants To know More About Private Walters

The Letter Made My Day

Keltner Pension Papers

Many Memories Of Berry

Would Like To Hear From Carter County Relatives

Couple Shares 62 Years


Page 10 -13 -- Located On The Ohio River, Historic Augusta Has An Interesting Past

PHOTOS: 1997 street scene of Augusta/Famous ferry crossing the wide Ohio River At Augusta/Early 1900 scene of a shoe factory in Augusta/Plat map of Augusta in 1804.

Page 14-15 -- Heated Baseball Championship Game Still Recalled After 50 Years -- Beattyville and Jackson Teams Battled For Bluegrass League Title

PHOTOS: Bob Adams/The Jackson Generals Baseball Team of the Late 1940s.

Page 16-19 -- Ohio River's Low Water Made For Slow, Dangerous Boat Trip In 1866 -- Large Paddlewheelers Often Got Stuck during Summer Travel Before Dams Were Built

PHOTOS: Large paddlewheeler moving slowly on the Ohio River near Carrollton, Kentucky, in the early 1900s.

Page 20-21 -- Rockhouse School Of Letcher County Was Quite A Study In 1884 -- Superintendent Challenged Schools Anywhere To Surpass Rockhouse School In Brain And Brawn

PHOTOS: Class At Rockhouse School In 1884 In Letcher County.

Page 22-24 -- Caney Creek Miracle Had Humble Beginning 65 Years Ago -- Memory Hill Museum In Morgan County Proudly Preserves The History Of Eastern Kentucky

PHOTO: Home and grounds of Memory Hill/Cabinet dating back to 1670/Log cabins brought to Memory Hill from four counties/Daniel Williams Memorial

Page 26-30 -- Part Two: The Hanging Of Bad Tom Smith -- Events Leading Up To His Hanging, Including An Account Of The French-Eversole Feud

PHOTOS: Tom Smith Sketch/Preparation for Hanging Sketch/City of Hindman, Knot County/Scaffold location in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky/Former courthouse at Jackson in Breathitt County.

Page 31-32 -- Many Pioneers Came To Kentucky As Part Of The Famous Traveling Church -- The Group Built A Small Log Cabin In 1781 On Gilbert's Creek In Garrard County

PHOTOS: Location map of Gilbert's Creek Church

Page 33-36 -- J. W. Crabb Began Teaching In 1875 At The Young Age Of 17 -- His Recollections Tell Of His Experiences In Teaching In Many One-Room Schools During His 55-Year Career

PHOTO: Plum Springs School in Warren County/J.W. Crabb, wife, and son

Page 37 - Civilization Moved Ahead On The Back Of A Horse

PHOTOS: War horses in Cavalry Headquarters at Camp Young, West Point, Kentucky/William H. (Bunk) Gabbard going about his farm work.

Page 38-40 -- Former Caretaker Gives Some History Of Great Saltpetre Cave -- "D. Boon" Is Inscribed At The North Section Of The Cave Near Fat Man's Misery

PHOTO: Richard Mullins/Entrance of Great Saltpeter Cave in Rockcastle County about 1950/Cave location map

Page 41-43 -- Early 1900s Were A Busy Time For Railroads In Eastern Kentucky

PHOTOS: Thriving community at Torrent in Wolfe County in 1914.

Page 45-46 -- Patriot Henry Hurst Passed On Proud Heritage To His Ancestors -- Hurst Family Emigrated From Buckinghamshire, England, In 1730.

Page 47-49 -- A History Of Burial Grounds And Moxley Cemetery In Livingston County -- The Moxley Family Played An Important Role In Area's History

PHOTOS: Moxley Cemetery/Atha Ignatius Head and wife Mary/Jeptha Dudley Moxley and family.

Page 50-51 -- Last Log Schoolhouse Was Built In Kentucky In 1933 At Salt Trace -- School Served Children Of A Remote Section Of Harlan County

PHOTOS: Sketch of Salt Trace log school built in 1933.

Page 58-61 -- Felix Riley Roberts, A Circuit Rider, Served In Many Capacities -- At The Age Of 14 Young Breckinridge County Youth Was Left With The Reponsibility Of His Family

PHOTOS: Reverend and Mrs. Felix Riley Roberts in 1916

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.

The Amazing Family

The Tow(e)ry Family

Pentecostal women

Page 64-65 -- Short Gleanings From Collins's 1878 Historical Sketches Of Kentucky: Little Known & Mostly Forgotten -- From One Of Kentucky's Most Noted History Books.

Russell County

Carroll County

Clay County

Fulton County

Hancock County

Kenton County

Lewis County

Lincoln County

Page 66 -- Old-Time Recipes To Enjoy Conducted by Darlene Howard

Bread Fritters

A Dish Of Beef

Fricassee Of Fowls

Green Pea Soup

Boiled Duck With Onion Sauce

Watermelon Preserves

Canned Beets

Creamed Hominy

Other Photos

Page 5 -- Baptizing In Troublesome Creek, Bulan, Perry County in 1940s.

Page 6 -- Lower War Creek School, Grades 1-7, 1957-58.

Page 7 -- Culp Family of Marshall County, Kentucky, 1907.

Page 9 -- Lucy Penix Wood, Carter County, 1910.

Page 15 -- Jeff Brammell, Carter County, with his mule Maude, and wagon.

Page 17 -- Parker Family of Knox County, 1945.

Page 21 -- The A. R. Holmes Family of Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky, in the 1940s.

Page 32 -- Sixth Grade Class of Ezel School in Morgan County, Kentucky.

Page 40 -- A Crew Working For The L. & N. Railroad, Eastern Kentucky.

Page 42 -- Office staff for administration of the W. P. A. program at Salyersville, Magoffin County.

Page 43 -- Nancy A. McLeod, Bourbon County.

Page 44 -- Pruitt Ancestors Who Lived In Duncan Valley, Breckinridge County, 1905.

Page 46 -- Jenkins High School 1954 Football Team.

Page 49 -- Lola, Livingston County, Kentucky, Ball Club, 1947.

Page 51-- Preston and Broadway Streets in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1933.

Page 59 -- Alma and Russell Earls married 65 years

Page 62 -- Gladys Williams Bowling, Clay County.

Page 63 -- Wash Day with Addie Thomas Baker and family, Harlan County.

Page 64 -- 50th Wedding Anniversary of Elmer Pete and Viola Elliot Hardin

Page 65 -- Lloyd Woods with twins, Franklin County, 1925.

Page 67 -- Campbell Family, Meade and Hancock County connections.

Page 68 -- Crawford Family Members, Athol, Breathitt/Lee County; Laura and George Brown, Leslie County.

Page 71-- Newtons of Estill County; Thomas Jefferson Jones Family; Ceacy Reynolds Littral, Madison County.

Page 72 -- Gibson, Hall, Collins of Knott County.

Page 73 -- James Frank Reynolds Family of Lincoln County, 1927.

Page 74 -- Eazer School, Lee County, Kentucky, 1911.

Page 75 -- Rosia Horton shares photo.

Page 77-- Joyce Leinart shares family photo.

Page 78 -- George W. Battcher Family, Marion County, 1898.

Page 79 -- Nannie Crouch shares photo.

Page 80 -- John Dickenson Manen/Mannen (1800-1887)

Page 81 -- George and Julia (Bolton) Sears, Pulaski County.

Page 83 -- Smith Family Reunion, Wayne or Trimble County, 1956.

Page 84 -- Mable Hicks shares photo of children at David, Floyd County, 1948.

Page 86 -- Altro, Breathitt County, school children, in 1946.

Page 87 -- Stanberry Family, 1910, Laurel County.

Page 88 -- Men farming in Camp Springs, Campbell County.

Page 89 -- Edward and Lona Moore with son, Everett, West Van Lear, Johnson County.

Page 90 -- Mattinglys, Breckenridge County.

Page 91 -- Lloyd Jackson Chewning, Trigg County.

Page 92 -- Anetta Napier Baldridge shares photo.

Page 93 -- Rose Parsons Noble and Shiloh Noble, 1915, Estill County.

Page 94 -- Eastern Junior High Students, Louisville, 1939.

Page 95 -- DeHarts married in France. Reared family in Mount Sterling/Murphy sisters, Bell County/James Clemons Long, Wolfe County.

Page 96 -- Nicholasville High School, Jessamine County, 1937.

Page 97 -- Rhonda Dalton Parker shares photos.

Page 98 -- Lena J. Ratliff and Charlie Edgar Tanner, McLean/Daviess County.

Page 99 -- Henry Kemper Family, 1896, Owen County.

Page 102 -- Johnnie Morris and Sarah Jane Simpson Morris. Served as sheriffs of Jackson County.

Page 103 -- Arrowoods married 62 years./Unidentified object.

Page 104 -- Friends from Blackey, Letcher County.

Page 105 -- Spauldings of Breckinridge County.

Page 106 -- Jenkins High School Football Team, 1953.

Page 107 -- James William Steel (b. 1804) Bourbon County.

Page 108 -- Minnie Martin Sours, Harrod's Creek, Clark County, 1890s.

Page 109 -- Sam Dean and Raymond Montgomery sitting on the running board of Uncle George's 1926 Chevy.

Page 110 -- Morris/Baker family members at Blackwater in Laurel County.

Other Features

Page 18 -- Sketches of Kentucky's Great Outdoors: Deep Lake Trolling In Kentucky

Page 25 -- Thoughts to Ponder from The Kentucky Philosopher

Page 52 -- Wise And Otherwise

Page 61 -- Kentucky Roadside History Markers - They Tell The Story Of Our State

Versailles, Woodford County/Falmouth, Pendleton County

Page 66 -- Word Puzzle: Kentucky Derby 2003 (Answer to word puzzle page 111)

Page 70 -- Songs Kentuckians Were Singing 100 Years Ago: We're Tenting To-Night

Page 53-54 Kentucky's 1879 State Gazetteer: A Look At Kentucky Towns And Their Establishments 124 Years Ago

Grassland, Boyd County

Hanson, Hopkins County

Marion, Crittenden County

Ludlow, Kenton County

Lynn Camp, Laurel County

McPherson, Letcher County

Whitesville, Daviess County

Woodville, McCracken County

PHOTOS: Berea Post Office, Madison County/Musical Group of the First Baptist Church, Ashland, Kentucky/Lover's Lane in Falmouth, Pendleton County.

Page 55 Kentucky Genealogy 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.

West-Central Kentucky Family Research Association

Sandy's Genealogy

If you have a website you would like listed, please e-mail us at: [email protected]

Page 56-57 Readers Share Postcard Views ca. 1910

Central Christian Church, Lexington

Riverview Park, Louisville, Jefferson County

Panbowl near Jackson, Breathitt County

Kentucky State Fair Scenes

Entrance to Mammoth Cave, Edmonson County

Kentucky River Scenery, Clark County

Page 68-72 Kentucky Genealogy Help Line: Queries are published free up to 50 words as space is available.




















Page 72-75 July/August Events To Enjoy

Pages of events and festivals throughout Kentucky.

Page 77-95 I Remember By Our Readers

They Were Never Far Away with photos of Riggs family members.

A Child Of Breathitt County

Family Life, Collins Family of Floyd County

Country Eggs

Remember When (Breathitt County)

A More Simple Time (Memories of Bill Baker of Hebron, Kentucky)

Hillsdale Tales (Simpson County)


Page 96 Strictly Kentucky Genealogy Various materials to aid in Family History Research.



Page 100-101 Readers Share Old Photos

Section Foreman's Inspection Trip, Ravenna, Estill County, Kentucky, October 25, 1927.

William L. Hurst home located on Stillwater in Wolfe County.

Crain/Hurst and others.

Page 104-107 Family Reunions & Other Special Announcements

Readers Are Invited To Send In Announcements For This Column. It's Free.

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