September 2003 Contents

COMPLETE CONTENTS of the September 2003

Kentucky Explorer!

Page 2 -- Along A Kentucky Highway - 1949 - Highway U.S. 60 - Kentucky's Main Street

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

Page 4-9, 98-99;,102-104 -- Letters to the Editor

Attempting To Write History Of Freedom Baptist Church

Reunion Successful

Ralph Hamblin, 29-Year Veteran, Dies (with photo)

Original Letter From A Confederate Soldier

Uncle Henry And His Original Kentucky Mountaineers (with photo)

Enjoyed Green River Photo

Looking For Friend Of 1950s

Explorers For Sale

How Do You Care For Rhubarb?

Needs A Rock From Each State

Would Like A Start Of "Seven Sisters"

Looking For Former Students Of Mount Eagle Grade School

Poke Salad Seeds And Winter Onions

In Need Of Tree Seedlings

Searching For Soldier's Grave In Perry County

Interested In Pitt's Point And Colesburg Info.

Looking For Montgomery County Cemeteries

Photographing Kentucky's Waterfalls

Effectiveness Of The "Mad Stone" Explained

Recollections Of Farmers Mill

Wants Photo Of School At Altro, Breathitt County

Wants Photo Of Estill County School

More About Casey County Homestead

More About Dillon Asher

Looking For Quilt Blocks

Thanks For The Recipes




Page 10 -13 -- Gen. John Bell Hood: Kentucky's Forgotten Knight Of The Confederacy

PHOTOS: Gen. John Bell Hood

Page 14-15 -- Louisville's Mountain Policemen Kept thieves In Awe In 1902

PHOTOS: Street view of the city of Louisville in the early 1900s.

Page 16-18 -- Monroe County Pioneers Paid Homage At Dedication

PHOTOS: Old Mulkey Meetinghouse/Sons of the American Revolution/Grave of Hannah Boone

Page 19-20 -- Kentucky's "South America" Was Site Of Henderson Settlement School

PHOTOS: Henderson Settlement School In Bell County In 1949/Rev. Hiram Frakes/First School Located At South America In Bell County

Page 21-22 -- C. Ambrose Taylor Grew Up Fast In A Southern Cavalry Unit

PHOTO: Civil War Veteran Christopher Ambrose Taylor/Headstone Of Taylor

Page 26-28 -- Transylvania Student Gives Account Of The Goebel Assassination In 1900

PHOTOS: William Goebel/Goebel Monument/Goebel Taking Oath Of Office In His Sick Room At The Capitol Hotel/The site where Goebel fell.

Page 29 -- Through The Years The Farm Has Been The Moon's Especial Realm

PHOTOS: Farming scene.

Page 31-33 -- Unheralded Civil War Hero Rests In Eastern Kentucky City Of Whitesburg

PHOTO: Lt. Col. Logan N. H. Salyer/View of the mountain town of Whitesburg/Famous Salyer House

Page 34-37 - Fitzpatrick Brothers Hanged In Adair County In 1884

PHOTOS: Market Day in Columbia, Adair County/Adair County Courthouse

Page 38-39 -- A Boy Scout's Recollections Of The 1937 Flood In Louisville

PHOTO: View of Dandridge Street, Louisville, Kentucky, during the Flood of 1937.

Page 40-42 -- Kentucky's Southern Boundary Has Been Cause Of Many Disputes

PHOTOS: Location map.

Page 43-44 -- Remembering Marvin Pace, Livingston's Longtime Mail Carrier

PHOTOS: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Pace

Page 45-47 -- Interesting Reminisces Of Lyon County In The Early 1800s

PHOTOS: View of Main Street in Eddyville, Lyon County, in the early 1900s.

Page 48-50 -- The Old Kerosene Lantern: A Casualty Of Electricity

PHOTOS: Sketch

Page 58-61 -- The Bloody Record Of "Bad" Tom Smith And His Outlaw Gang (Part 3, Conclusion)

PHOTOS: According to the Jones Family, this photo is of Bad Tom Smith in his casket.

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 Jones Descendants

Crittenden County Churches

Scary Stories

Roberts and Campbell

Married Well and Often

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.

Jefferson County

Union County

Lincoln County

(Josh) Bell County

Hardin County

Trigg County

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

Housekeeper's Potatoes

Corn Chowder

Irish Stew

Tomato Figs

A Dish of Beef

Baked Apple Pudding

Other Photos

Page 5 -- Mother's Day In 1943.

Page 7 -- Kentucky map.

Page 8 -- Post Office at Bee, Hart County, Kentucky.

Page 9 -- Vancleve School in Breathitt County, 1960s.

Page 11 -- Legendary Magoffin County Sheriff Greets President Eisenhower.

Page 12 -- A majestic view of the beautiful Kentucky River.

Page 13 -- Workers for the C. & O. Railroad at Royalton, Kentucky, possibly early 1930s.

Page 27 -- McRoberts Family at Rock Fork of Rowan County, Kentucky.

Page 30-- Southland Limited Express Crashed Into Rattlesnake Cut In Laurel County In 1937.

Page 36 -- James Monroe "Jim" Frazier and his eight sons of Salyersville, Magoffin County, 1934.

Page 37 -- History Marker in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky.

Page 39-- (Cover Photo) Moonshine Still "break-up" on the lawn of the Boyd County courthouse in Catlettsburg.

Page 41 -- Begley Family gathers in Leslie County in 1942.

Page 44-- Otis Frye, Owsley County mail carrier in 1937.

Page 46-47 -- Samuel and Jane Allen Hale and family in 1901.

Page 49 -- A typical mountain home in Eastern Kentucky ca. 1929

Page 50 -- Lavada West Ashcraft, Lexington, Kentucky, shares photo.

Page 51-- Korean War Service Medal


Page 62 -- Smiths of Benham, Harlan County, ca. 1921.

Page 63-- Guthrie Family at Christmas Dinner, Pineville, ca. 1941.

Page 64 -- Salyer Family, Elkhorn City in Pike County, ca. 1903.

Page 65-- Reynolds Family originally from Lincoln County.

Page 66 -- Mary and Holt Gibson ca. 1952.

Page 68 -- Lewis and Susannah Meadors family of Whitley County, ca 1900.

Page 69 -- William J. Johnson, aka "Bushy Bill" family.

Page 69 -- John Carter, 1930, Bath County.

Page 70-- Fultz children, ca. 1917, Carter County.

Page 71 -- James Spencer Powell/Kirby Fint, Jr./1923 graduating class of St. Nicholas High School in Knott County.

Page 73 -- Concord String Band, Pendleton County, ca. 1913.

Page 74 -- Mason Creek, Perry County, Woods/Barlowe family.

Page 75 -- Hayes Cemetery, Hayes Crossing, Rowan County, ca. early 1900s.

Page 76 -- Combs Family, Perry County.

Page 77 -- Davis Family, Burkesville, Kentucky, ca. 1946.

Page 78 -- Big Willard School, 1929-30 Class, Perry County.

Page 79 -- Betty Jean Gibson Gay and husband, 1953.

Page 80 -- Seven Hale Sisters.

Page 81 -- Hopper Family of Perryville, Kentucky, ca. 1895.

Page 82 -- Culp Family of Marshall County, ca. 1907.

Page 83 -- Sizemores of Confluence, Leslie County, ca. 1945.

Page 84 -- Cooks/Barnetts/Murrays/Marcums of Franklin County, ca. 1950.

Page 85 -- Mary Jane Sizemore Begley and Ira Begley.

Page 86 -- Paul Jack Davis and Jeanne.

Page 87 -- Rachael Whitaker Caudill and Nancy Jane Whitaker, Leslie County.

Page 88 -- Jenkins High School Summer Baseball Team, 1947.

Page 89 -- Isaac Cornett, Clay County.

Page 90 -- 1935 Benham (Harlan County) Baseball Team.

Page 91 -- Miller Family of Richardsville, Warren County.

Page 93 -- Mae Preston and daughter, Lawrence County, ca. 1930/Maxwell B. Elkins in front of Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Page 94 -- Bessie Keithly Jones Barber, Bath County, celebrates 100th birthday/Two Campbell County girls in 1948.

Page 95 -- 1956-57 Greensburg, Green County, Basketball Team.

Page 96 -- James D. Holding, Col. Smith's Regiment, Co. E, 5th Ky. Cav., Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois, 1863.

Page 97-- Andrew Jackson Crase and Nancy Jane Caudill Crase/Youth Sunday School Class at Owingsville First Church of God.

Page 98 -- Unidentified photo, possibly Elizabeth (Lizzie) Weaver Moore (1887-1957) of Letcher County.

Page 99-- The new Jenkins High School 71 years ago.

Page 102 -- Eagle's Nest Restaurant located in Morehead in the 1950s.

Page 103 -- Lawson Family at Rocky Ford in Casey County.

Page 104 -- Bessie Maggard Boggs of Leslie County still hoeing at 85.

Page 105 -- Tricycle Brigade in Danville, Kentucky, in 1927.

Page 106 -- H. D. Doug Rogers and Celia Samples Rogers, Lee County/Webb and Harrison children of Jackson County.

Page 107-- Wood family of Shelby County, ca. 1929/Elhannon Sizemore, 1858, Clay County.

Page 108 -- Clara Klara Roth, Lebanon, Marion County, 1905.

Page 109 -- Dewey Long with his hogs in Wolfe County.

Page 110 -- Bill Manning and Glen Begley at the Blue Diamond reunion, Perry County.

Other Features

Page 42 -- Sketches of Kentucky's Great Outdoors: Squirrels In Kentucky

Page 52 -- Wise And Otherwise

Page 28 -- Kentucky Roadside History Markers - They Tell The Story Of Our State

Mason County/Union County

Page 67 -- Word Puzzle: Participants to Kentucky Duels

Page 72 -- 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

Goochland, Rockcastle County

Havilandsville, Harrison County

Goshen, Oldham County

Hawesville, Hancock County

Magnolia, Larue County

Lowell, Garrard County

Grant, Boone County

Lusby's Mill, Owen County

Liberty Hall, Breckinridge County

PHOTOS: Wilmore, Jessamine County; Greenville, Muhlenberg County; Bridge across the Kentucky River at Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky, ca. 1900.

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.

Korean War Medal Available


Stone Quarries And Beyond

Lewis Family of Rockcastle/Clay Counties

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

Big Four Bridge, Louisville, Kentucky

Barren County Courthouse, Glasgow, Kentucky, ca. 1949

St. Anthony Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

Fayette County Courthouse, Lexington, Kentucky

The Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky.

Vorgang Motor Company, Jeffersonville, Indiana, ca 1936.

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






















Page 73-76 September-October Events To Enjoy

Pages of events and festivals throughout Kentucky.

Page 77-95 I Remember By Our Readers

Growing Up (Cumberland County, Kentucky)

A Hoosier Kentuckian

The Blind Date

Coming From Harlan County

Local Freight Train (Yerkes, Kentucky)

Memories Of Mother (Menifee County)

Curing The Thrush

Buying An Auto

Family Memories

Understanding Animal Talk

Wiggle Tails

Grandpa's Story

An Odd Nighttime Visitor

If You Can't Take It

Page 96-97 Strictly Kentucky Genealogy Various materials to aid in Family History Research.




Page 100-101 Readers Share Old Photos

Kings Mountain Boy Scouts, Lincoln County, 1959

Seven sons of Kirby B., Sr.

Old Clay County Courthouse

Emery Skaggs, Veteran WWI

Douglas Family, 1895

Page 104-107 Family Reunions & Other Special Announcements

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