November 2003 Contents

COMPLETE CONTENTS of the November 2003

Kentucky Explorer!

Page 2 -- Along A Kentucky Highway - Highway U. S. 150 - Jane Todd Crawford Highway

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

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

Rock Cut School

Shade Combs Is Maternal Great-Grandfather

Memories Of Oven Fork Church

Kentucky Is Always Home

Looking For Jones Family

Needs Information

Great Saltpeter Cave Visit

Kentucky Explorers Available

Searching For Articles Regarding Daniel Boone

Keep Deming High School

Explorers Available

Would Like To Know Rest Of Poem

Wants Red Bunch Bean Seeds

Hearts Are In Kentucky

Dale School In Campbell County

Directions To Memory Hill

Tombstone At Vicco, Kentucky, Raises Questions

Corpse Identified As Grant Holliday


Page 10 -14 -- City Of Stearns Began As Center Of Logging And Mining Empire

PHOTOS: City of Stearns in 1919; City of Stearns in 1937; Stearns in 2001.

Page 15-17 -- An Account Of The Life Of James Bradley, Black Abolitionist

PHOTOS: Statue of James Bradley

Page 18 -- CCCs Camp Members Confronted Bobcat In The Mountains Of Idaho

PHOTOS: Williams of Greenup County; Members of the CCCs Camp.

Page 19-20 -- George W. Johnson Was The First Governor Of Confederate Kentucky

Page 21-24 -- Devoted Reverend Served In Every Area Of Ministry

PHOTO: Hugh Pastor, 1949; Baptism group; Reverend Davis conducting baptism.

Page 26-27 -- Small Group Organized Grants Lick Baptist Church In 1859.

PHOTOS: Old Grant's Lick Baptist Church.

Page 28-29 -- A visit To One Of Kentucky's Wonders Of Nature And Beauty

PHOTOS: Excursion train in the early 1900s; A view of natural splendor in Kentucky.

Page 30 -- Clifford W. Dowell Led The Search For Thomas Hines' Treasure.

PHOTO: Clifford W, Dowell, a. 1922; Otis W. Dowell, ca. 1940s in Hancock County; Pianist Pauline Moorman Dowell; Stephensport Baptist Church, Breckinridge County.

Page 34 - Kentucky Towns Grew Up Around The Blacksmith Shop

PHOTOS: Basic tools of the blacksmith.

Page 38-39 -- A Horseback Ride From Letcher County To "Bloody" Breathitt

PHOTO: Sketches; View of historic Jackson, 1896.

Page 40-41 -- Sam Henry Bailey Filled Many Gaps In The Anderson Household.

PHOTOS: Sam Henry Bailey/Frances Jackson Anderson, Magoffin County.

Page 42-43 -- Tragic Deeds Of The Famous Guerrilla, William Clark Quantrill

PHOTOS: Noted outlaw, William Clark Quantrill; Querrilla Quantrill history marker.

Page 44-46 -- First-Hand Accounts Of Artillery Batteries At Camp Wildcat.

Page 47-49 -- Reminiscences Of Forgotten Events Of Historic Boone County

PHOTOS: Location map

Page 58-61 -- Red Bird Mission School Was Devoted To Mountain Children

PHOTOS: T. C. Sizemore/Birdseye view of Red Bird Mission School/Red Bird's first hospital/Dr. Harlan S. Heim and staff.

Page 65 -- Kentucky Explorer Book Page: Readers are invited to send in their books and other projects (pertaining to Kentucky) to appear on this page.

The Kentucky Hills


Pulaski County History

Kentucky One-Room Schools

Page 62 -- Short Gleanings From Collins's 1878 Historical Sketches Of Kentucky: Little Known & Mostly Forgotten -- From One Of Kentucky's Most Noted History Books.

Fayette County, Harrison County, Monroe County, Kenton County, Logan County, Marion County, Hart County.

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

Roast Wild Turkey

Apples In Maple Syrup

Cornbread Stuffing

Pumpkin Pie

Strawberry Pie

Homemade Noodles

German Potato Salad

Other Photos

Page 4-- Shadrach Shade Combs and Pollyann Cornett Combs.

Page 5 -- Oven Fork Old Regular Baptists of Letcher County.

Page 7 -- Berea Class at entrance of Mammoth Cave, 1947.

Page 8 -- Brown School in 1980 in Crittenden County, Kentucky.

Page 9 -- Biology Class of Breathitt High School, 1955.

Page 13 -- Blackey State Bank building.

Page 17 -- View of Mt. Carmel High School in the 1940s

Page 20 -- The Hays Brothers of Perry County, ca. 1920s.

Page 27-- Rachel Isabella Lynch Gabbard and her daughter, Lillie, ca. 1920s.

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

Page 35 -- Sarah Catherine Culp and Civil War veteran James Thomas Moore, ca. 1866, Marshall County.

Page 36-- Weddingtons of Kentucky.

Page 48 -- Eva Fletcher, daughter of John and Elizabeth Fletcher..

Page 49-- Trotting Ridge Schoolhouse In Estill County.

Page 50 -- Lloyd Edwards, WWII Veteran, Shares His Army Experiences.

Page 51 -- A one-room school in Breathitt County, possibly Lost Creek.

Page 55-- Hounshell/Patrick Reunion at Keck in Breathitt County, 1943.

Page 61 -- Old Dripping Springs Church, Estill County.

Page 62-- Tony Carraro, Louisville, Kentucky.

Page 63 -- 1957 St. Augustine High School Basketball Team, Marion County.

Page 65 -- Koch Group of Whitely County girls

Page 66 -- Howards of Leslie County.

Page 68 -- Webb Family of Jackson County.

Page 70 -- 1941 Graduating Class of Glomawr, Perry County.

Page 72 -- 1942-1943 Prestonsburg High School Football Team/Barbara Alice Auxier Murphy and Archie Ellis Murphy.

Page 73 -- Clay County Kentucky musical group.

Page 74 -- Peter Hannah and Alpha Elizabeth Gearheart Stevens Family, Greenup County in 1925.

Page 76 -- Train wreck on the C&O Railroad, Floyd County, 1939.

Page 77 -- Gas station on Route 10 in Campbell County.

Page 78 -- Rev. Felix Roberts family, 1913, at Harned, Kentucky.

Page 79 -- Anderson Family, 1945, Bradfordsville, Marion County.

Page 80 -- Mabel Benge Adams.

Page 81 -- George Wilburn.

Page 82 -- Rodney and Marguerite, Louisville.

Page 83 -- Harper's, Bath County, 1937. Gray Family, mid-1950s.

Page 84 -- Walter McIntosh.

Page 85 -- Perry Family, ca. 1940, possibly Wolfe County.

Page 86 -- Julia Mae and Clifford Benton anniversary.

Page 87 -- The house where Julia Mae and Clifford Benton were married in 1948.

Page 88 -- Lost Creek, Perry County, early 1900s/Victorine Lewis May and son, Morgan County.

Page 89 -- Jess Stamper, Wide Creek, Lee County, 1942.

Page 90 -- One-room Dripping Springs School, Estill County/Don Stull, Glomawr, Perry County.

Page 91 -- Hagan Family, 1930.

Page 92 -- Wiley Jackson and Betty Murrell Jackson Family/Floris Adams Freeman.

Page 93 -- Evoline Martin Milam and Rhuel Martin, Greenup County, Kentucky/Four Generations, Baldwins of Taylor County.

Page 94 -- 1937 Nicholasville Basketball Team and cheerleaders.

Page 95 -- 1955 Class at the Orlando (Brush Creek) School, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

Page 96 -- Boston Steele with his children, Anna Eliza and George Wesley, ca. 1872.

Page 97 -- Ferrit Efferson Skaggs, 1899/Joshua Madison Wheeler and Sarah Ann Terry.

Page 98 -- Adam and Louise Mann celebrate 60th Anniversary.

Page 99 -- Deming High School Graduating Class of 1936, Robertson County.

Page 102 -- Annual Troxell Reunion.

Page 103-- Charles Hook Gillespie, Loretta Cooper Gillespie and Octavia Galbraith Gillespie Martin; Augusta, Bracken County, Kentucky, 1937-1938.

Page 104 -- Ada McGuire White at Camp Taylor in 1918/ Whitt children, Morgan County.

Page 105 -- "Bad" Tom Smith gravemarker raises questions, Vicco, Perry County.

Page 107 -- Otis Family members, ca. 1912, Bath County.

Page 108 -- Ransom "Rant" Saylor and Julia Bing Saylor, early 1900s.

Page 110 --Four graduates of Jenkins High School in South Korea, 1953.

Other Features

Page 16 -- Sketches of Kentucky's Great Outdoors: Mallards Over Kentucky

Page 37 -- Thoughts To Ponder From The Kentucky Philosopher

Page 41 -- Kentucky Roadside History Markers - They Tell The Story Of Our State: John Waller/First Rural Electric In Owen County.

Page 52 -- Wise And Otherwise

Page 67 -- Word Puzzle: Counties Named For Personages

Page 71 -- Songs Kentuckians Were Singing 100 Years Ago: Robin Adair

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

Green Grove, Cumberland County

Greenwood, Pulaski County

Hadensville, Todd County

Harrisburgh, Owen County

Harrisonville, Shelby County

McDaniel's, Breckinridge County

Zion, Henderson County

Gap Ridge, Harlan County.

Beverly, Christian County

Boaz, Graves County

Haynesville, Ohio County

PHOTOS: Franklin, Simpson County;Court Day in Lexington.

Page 51 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

Leslie County Heritage Society

Johnson County History

Katlore 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

Courthouse in Columbia, Adair County.

Greenup Avenue, Ashland, Boyd County.

Nigh Bridge, Jessamine County.

Dawsons Springs, Hopkins County.

Suspension Bridge in Covington, Kenton County.

First Presbyterian Church, Henderson, Henderson County.

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























Page 73-74 Family Reunions & Other Special Announcements

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

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

My Hero, Lawrence County

"Granny" Brown, Wayne County

A Huntin' In The Hills

The Great Thanksgiving Snowstorm Of 1950, Floyd County

The Mountains Of Eastern Kentucky

The One-Room School, Simpson County

The Kentucky Cook, Boyle/Lincoln County

Life Of George Wilburn

Life On Dover Road

Many Memories

My Family

The Country Store

A True Love Story

Then The Rains Came

The Hagan Family

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




Page 100-101 Readers Share Old Photos

The Newton "Puff" Prater Family, Salyersville, Magoffin County, 1932.

Earl Adams and family in the coal camp at Marlow, Letcher County, ca. 1942.

Resting on fence posts in Owsley County, ca. 1937.

Group of ladies in the Danville, Boyle County area, early 1900s.

Steed family members.

John Reece with his team of mules, Casey County in the Walltown community, 1943.

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