October 2003 Contents

COMPLETE CONTENTS of the October 2003

Kentucky Explorer!

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

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

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

Identities Made Of Berry Ferry Post Office Photo

Robinson Family Planning Reunion

Wants Pokeberry Wine Recipe

1922 Levelgreen School Listing

Request For Song

Greasy Bean Seeds

General Buckner Connections

Recipe Wanted

Magazines Available

Old Songs

Magazines Available

Old Soldiers

What Is "Blind Tiger?"

Pokeberry Wine Recipe Wanted

Researching Settlement Schools In Kentucky

Wants Stories Of W. R. Walters Or Pikeville Livestock Auction

Searching For Ancestor Information

Was Logan County Kidnapping/Murder Case Solved?

What Happened To Wayland?

Looking For Book Containing Hensleys Info.

Looking For Jerry Lee Prater

Bean Seeds Wanted

Looking For Words To Songs

Studying The Fish Family

Will Be Sharing Memories

Explorer Helps Find Friend

Balm Of Gilead

Heirloom Bean Seeds

Searching For Info. On WWII Veteran

Looking For Neon, Letcher County, Girl

Wood To Metal?

Searching For Ancestors In Richmond/Irvine Area

Reader Grateful

Where's The Clock?

Needs Help On Photo Location, Identifications

History Of Carrs School In Lewis County Clarified

Native Seeds Catalog Available

48th Annual Frances Marion Carter Reunion Held


Page 10 -12 -- Walker Newcomb Toiled To Be A Free Citizen Of Rockcastle County

PHOTOS: Newcomb Cemetery; Former Location Of Dixie Boone Hotel; Walker Newcomb's Marker

Page 14-15 -- Fleming County Was The Scene Of Many Early Indian Battles

PHOTOS: Location Map

Page 16-18 -- Prolific Writer Janice Holt Giles Has Become A Kentucky Treasure

PHOTOS: Janice Holt Giles House

Page 19-21 -- Bicycles Were The Rage In Louisville During The 1890s

Page 22-24 -- Rodgers Family Were Early Settlers On Fallen Rock Creek

PHOTO: Remains of cabin built by Albert and Martha Rodgers In 1850s; Albert and Martha Rodgers ca. 1870.

Page 24-26 -- Early Coal Investors Looked At A Distant Future For Their Returns

PHOTOS: Eastern Kentucky Coal Miners

Page 28-30 -- Forgotten Romances Thrived In Kentucky's Coal Camps -- Kentucky Coal Museum In Benham, Harlan County, Kentucky, Preserves The Memory Of Coal Camp Courting

PHOTOS: Anna Powell and Walter Smith

Page 31 -- City Of Beattyville, In Lee County, Was A Thriving Town In 1894

PHOTO: A view of the city of Beattyville, Lee County, Kentucky, ca. 1910.

Page 32-34 - African-American Troops Proudly Served The Union Cause

PHOTOS: African-American troops.

Page 35-36 -- Former Breathitt Countian Shares History Of Johnson Fork

PHOTO: George Vest at the old homeplace on Johnson Fork, Breathitt County; Fannie Johnson Vest and Zerilda Johnson Shackleford, daughters of George Johnson, at Johnson Fork.

Page 37-38 -- First Twelve-Mile Baptist Church Boasts A Rich Heritage

PHOTOS: Backwaters of the Ohio and Twelve Mile Creek during the 1937 Flood.

Page 39-40 -- Newport Area Was Once Hunting Grounds Of Various Indian Tribes

PHOTOS: A view of York Street in downtown Newport in the early 1900s; St. Stephens Catholic School; Courthouse located in Newport.

Page 41-43 -- Pvt. Calvin Poindexter Dearing: Confederate Rebel With A Cause

Page 44-50 -- A History Of Marion County's City Of Bradfordsville

PHOTOS: Johnson Henry Bradford; Betty Purdy Hotel ca. late 1800s; Elige Gribbins and Rodney Cox; Home College; Lewis and Drye Department Store in Bradfordsville.

Page 58-60 -- Cave Run Lake Backwaters Cover Murder Branch Massacre Site

PHOTOS: A view of Slate Creek where it passes Bourbon Iron Furnace; Morgan's Station located on Harper's Ridge.

Page 61 -- A Silent Tragedy: Heroism Of A Mountaineeress Woman

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.

An Appalachian Girl

The Gillian Family

An Inner-City Neighborhood

Kentucky River

The Magic City

Italian Roots

German Research

Kentucky's Greatest Treasure

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.

Ballard County

Greenup County

Jackson County

Larue County

Madison County

Warren County

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

Baked Tomato On Toast

Potato Cakes With Gravy

Protose Cutlets

Tea Pretzels

Scotch Eggs

Other Photos

Page 4-- Memorial stone found of Sarah Armstrong in Augusta, Bracken County.

Page 5 -- Joel H. Clark family, possibly of Casey County.

Page 6 -- Daniel Boone Cornett Reunion, Leatherwood Creek, Perry County.

Page 7 -- 1910 photo on Stinson Creek, Carter County, Kentucky.

Page 8 -- Old toll gate house on Woodlake and Stamping Ground Road in Franklin County.

Page 9 -- Julius Johnson of Robinson Fork, Breathitt County.

Page 15 -- Henry Peter Crace family of Letcher County.

Page 18 -- Junior Order of United American Mechanics (JOUAM) Longs Creek, Crockettsville, Kentucky.

Page 26-- Bank of Royalton, Magoffin County, ca. 1920s.

Page 28 -- A view of the Muhlenberg County Courthouse ca. 1919.

Page 30 -- Sandusky Hotel, ca. 1890, Muhlenberg County.

Page 34-- Mr. and Mrs. Newt Bates, Magoffin County.

Page 42 -- Moonshine still breakup in Owsley County.

Page 49-- Burton Wallen, Royalton, Magoffin County.

Page 50 -- Hazard High School, ca. 1900s, Perry County.

Page 51 -- A view of Main Street, Millersburg, Bourbon County, early 1900s.

Page 62-- Ralph Hamblin, Rudolph Hamblin, Jimmie Lee Hensley at Flatt Woods School, Clay County, ca. 1943.

Page 63 -- Vacation Bible School students at Blackey, Letcher County.

Page 64-- Webb children, ca. 1913, Johnson County.

Page 65 -- Spring Formal of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Kentucky, 1957.

Page 66 -- Loranzo Dowell McCormick and Missouria Barber McCormick on their wedding day in 1885.

Page 68 -- Benjamin Franklin Mason and Esther Pamela Edds, Bell County, ca. 1907.

Page 69 -- Wilburn family of Carter County.

Page 70-- Webb Family.

Page 72 -- School group at Barwick, Breathitt County.

Page 73 -- Lewis brothers of the Powell and Montgomery County area.

Page 74 -- Creech family members, 1940, Carter County.

Page 75 -- Farris Isaacs, Jackson County.

Page 80 -- Buckhorn High School 1956.

Page 81 -- Edward Wilson, Harlan County.

Page 82 -- Phillips family members.

Page 83 -- Grandchildren of Frances and Mary Davidson Thompson, Breathitt County, late 1940s.

Page 84 -- James Evert Robbins with his mules, 1949, Morgan County.

Page 85 -- Moreland homestead, Butler, Pendleton County, ca. 1918.

Page 86 -- Whallen family members, 1943, Frankfort, Kentucky; Raymond Montgomery and Sam Dean, 1928, Washington County.

Page 87 -- Benham High School Basketball Team, 1936, Harlan County.

Page 89 -- Walter and Grace Cassity Gilkison (horse and buggy) on their way to get married in 1920 in Rowan County.

Page 90 -- Tackett family photos, 1935, Pike County; Martha Jane Batcher Sanders, 1917, Lebanon, Marion County.

Page 91 -- Sherman Marcum, ca. 1930s, Clay or Owsley County.

Page 92 -- Pickles family of Bowling Green, Warren County.

Page 93 -- First grade class, 1944, Kirksville School, Madison County.

Page 94 -- 1951-1952 Combs High School Basketball Team, Perry County.

Page 95 -- Nancy Bell Durbin and Jacob Isom. Edmonson County, late 1800s or early 1900s; Andrew Jackson Crase and Nancy Jane Caudill Crase/Youth Sunday School Class at Owingsville First Church of God; Mary Jane Collins Fields and Joseph Robert Fields, Hyden Leslie County; Ethel Ratliff, oldest family member present at the 2000 May Family Reunon in Prestonsburg, Floyd County.

Page 97 -- Middler Sunday School Class at Owingsville First Church of God, Bath County, ca. 1956.

Page 98-- Unidentified photo submitted by Kenneth Bennett of Brandenburg, Kentucky.

Page 99 -- Harvey Board and Robert Woolfork, 1912, Milan community near Battletown, Meade County.

Page 102 -- Howard Cash and Dorothy Miller at the Highway Cemetery in Burkesville, Kentucky.

Page 103 -- Remains of the E. Howard clock that graced the dome of the Lee County Courthouse.

Page 104 -- Three generations of the Miller family from Franklin County.

Page 105 -- Section gang at Dudley Station at Brush Creek, Rockcastle County.

Page 106-- "Killing of an old goose" at Spring Creek, Clay County, 1937.

Page 107 -- Clyde Smith, Pearl Banks Bowman, Ella Jane Kash, Mildred Banks King, and Jess Banks. Possibly taken in Wolfe County.

Page 108 -- Margaret Alexander and Elizabeth McLeod, 1910, Fayette County, Kentucky.

Page 110 -- Culp Family, Paducah, McCracken County, 1895.

Other Features

Page 12 -- Thoughts To Ponder From The Kentucky Philosopher

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

Page 43 -- Kentucky Roadside History Markers - They Tell The Story Of Our State: Nelson County/Crittenden County

Page 52 -- Wise And Otherwise

Page 67 -- Word Puzzle: Counties Named For Personages

Page 71 -- Songs Kentuckians Were Singing 100 Years Ago: The Old Oaken Bucket

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

Grassy Creek, Morgan County

Wild Cat, Whitley County

Gratz, Owen County

Williams, Christian County

Wurtland, Greenup County

Gravel Switch, Marion County

Grayson, Carter County

Yelvington, Daviess County

Caney, Morgan County

Green Hall, Jackson County

PHOTOS: Cynthiana, Harrison County, early street scene; Main Street, Perryville, Boyle County, early 1900s; Main and Third streets in Louisville, 1850.

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.

Genealogy And History Books

Kenton County Public Library

Owsley County Historical Society

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

Market Street, Louisville, Jefferson County.

St. Mary's College, St. Mary, Marion County.

Barren River at Bowling Green, Warren County.

Brown Memorial School, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County.

Jenkins, Letcher County.

YWCA Hostess House at Camp Zachary Taylor, Jefferson County.

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
























Page 73-76 October-November Events To Enjoy

Pages of events and festivals throughout Kentucky.

Page 75-95 I Remember By Our Readers -- From All Over Kentucky

The Voice From The Past

Liar's Log

Coming To Kentucky

Mountain Folk

Family Life

The Morris Family

My Childhood

The Loss Shell Family

The Country Ice Route


Growing Up In Leslie County

Childhood Memories

Uncle Bob

Kentucky Natives

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



Page 100-101 Readers Share Old Photos

William Henry Wilson (1847-1915)

Virginia Otis Coyle and Brooks Coyle, 1919, Sharpsburg, Bath County

Albright Family of Rockcastle County, 1934.

McRoberts High School (Letcher County) Girls' Basketball Team, 1923-24. (Cover photo)

Byron and Jewell Moore Smith founders and operators of Kentucky Mountain Gospel Crusade mission/school, Puncheon Creek, Magoffin County; and the first grade students of the 1963 school year.

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