June 2004


COMPLETE CONTENTS of the June 2004

Kentucky Explorer!

Page 2 -- Along A Kentucky Highway - Highway U. S. 27 - Lookout Mountain Air Line

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

Page 4-9, 98-99, 102-105 -- Letters to the Editor

Thanks For "Bean Stringing" Explanations

Remembering Berea

Researching Two Schools In Breathitt County

Searching For Song

Seeking Information

Seeds Wanted

Greasy Grit Seeds

Thanks For Use Of The Explorer

Wants Photo Of Christie's Chapel Church

Wants Start Of Rose Bushes And Squash Seeds

Wants Copy Of Exploring Wayne County

Researching Ancestors From Eastern Kentucky

Searching For Friend

Feed Sacks, Material Wanted

Berea High School Class Members Identified

Kentucky Explorer Magazines For Sale

Needs Book

Ford Motor Company Mining Interests Info. Wanted

Looking For Poem

Interested In Muhlenberg County In the Mid-1920s

Fond Memories

Former Student Of Saint Vincent's Academy

Former Clay Countian Enjoys The Explorer

Wants Copy Of Book Concerning Betsy Layne

Thanks For The Explorer

St. Xavier Class of 1926

Words To Old Ballad Wanted

Searching For Photo Of Laurel County School

Who Was The First Child Born In West Liberty Area?

Searching For Family Members

Swiggert's Bluff Article Created Much Interest

Need Help In Deciphering Enigma

Working On Fletcher Family Genealogy

Thanks For The Article

Found Friends Through The Explorer



Page 10-12 -- Slaying Of James B. Marcum Brought Hargis-Cockrill Feud Public

PHOTOS: Old Sketch/Jackson ca. 1927

Page 13 -- Daniel Foster Brown, Sr., Led The Preservation Of Cumberland Falls

PHOTOS: Beautiful Cumberland Falls/D. F. Brown, Sr./du Pont Family Representatives.

Page 16 -- Memoirs Of The Civil War: A Union Soldier's Letter Indicated Rebels Fought Like The Devil

Page 17 -- Near Death, Soldiers Consoled Each Other On The Battlefield

PHOTO: Sketches of Confederate and Union soldiers.

Page 19 -- Record Of George W. Drake, The Mountain Detective

PHOTO: George Washington Drake

Page 23 -- Kentucky's Confederate Trickster: General Adam "Stovepipe" Johnson

PHOTO: George Washington Drake

Page 27-- The America Crew Saves Many Lives During Memorable River Disaster

PHOTOS: Warsaw, Gallatin County

Page 30 -- A Look At Pre-Civil War Homes In Salem, Livingston County

PHOTOS: Martin House/Wright McDaniel House/Lovelace House

Page 34 - An Unforgettable Ballgame With The Kingdom Come Kangaroos

PHOTOS: Kingdom Come Settlement School/1948-49 Combs High School Basketball Team

Page 33-35 - Ghost Of Aunt Sally Mountain Brought Old-Timer To Prayer

Page 38 -- The Mail Box Tied The Remotest Places In Kentucky To The World

PHOTOS: Lawson Post Office in Breathitt County.

Page 39 -- From Newton, Illinois, To Lincoln County, Kentucky

PHOTOS: Old letter

Page 41 -- Impressions Of Early Owenton

PHOTOS: Monterey in Owen County/Chapman-Raisor Wedding In Owen County

Page 43 -- Truman, Lincoln Ancestors Were Kentucky Neighbors

PHOTOS: Long Run Baptist Church/Harriet Louise Gregg Young/Inside Of The Long Run Church/Gregg homestead in western end of Shelby County.

Page 47 -- Baseball Wonder, R. D. Clark, Discovered By Zach Phelps

PHOTOS: R. D. Clark Of Henry County/Clark And Brawner Children

Page 48 -- Ed Callahan, Noted Breathitt County Merchant And Politician Fell To Assassin's Bullet In 1912

Page 49 -- The "Kentucky Rifle" Was An Integral Part Of Pioneer Heritage

PHOTOS: Old Sketch

Page 58 -- Grandma Was A Master When It Came To Home Remedies

PHOTOS: Gristmill.

Page 61 -- Dan Young Rests In Leslie County: Kentucky Native Shares Fond Memories Of His Father

PHOTOS: Dan Young

Page 62-63 -- Short Gleanings From Collins's 1878 Historical Sketches Of Kentucky: Little Known & Mostly Forgotten -- From One Of Kentucky's Most Noted History Books.

Kentucky counties featured: Allen, Carroll, Clark, Meade, Butler, Nicholas

Page 64 -- Kentucky Explorer Book Page

Books featured: New Titles In Melungeon Series/Nature's Spirit/Kentucky Short Stories/A Person's Past

Page 65 -- My Favorite Place To Visit In Dear Old Kentucky:

This is a new column that we hope will be a success. In 300 words or less, you are invited to share with our readers your favorite place to visit in Kentucky. Please give reasons, directions, and photos (if possible). Let us hear from you soon. Thanks!

Camp Creek-Wendover

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

Old-Fashioned Potato Soup/Chicken Pie/Snow Biscuits/Custard/Apple Cake/Ham Croquettes

Readers' Photos

Page 4-- Old house built by John Anderson at Levee in Magoffin County.

Page 5 -- Unidentified couple, possibly Boyd Campbell.

Page 6 - Gang on Maggard Street in Benham, Harlan County, 1942-43.

Page 7 -- Sgt. Denver Campbell ten days before he had an accident during a training flight at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Page 8 -- First Hoffman/Froehic Reunion held in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Page 9 -- Paris Salyers (The Salyers Family of Lawrence County). Would like information on Paris.

Page 12 -- View of Cumberland, Harlan County, Kentucky, in the late 1800s.

Page 18-- Mystery Photos: Possibly families who lived around Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.

Page 25 -- Wood Hotel In Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.

Page 29-- John H. Powers known as the Kentucky Giant.

Page 36 -- Muhlenberg County School Fair Parade ca. 1913.

Page 46 -- Harlan County photos ca. 1936 or 1937.

Page 51 -- The 1945 Kentucky All-Stars

Page 62 -- Daniel and Addie Higginbotham, 1917. Natives of Clinton County, Kentucky.

Page 63 -- 1961 Lloyd High School, Erlanger, Kenton County, baseball team.

Page 64-- Silas and Bertha Terry and family, 1923, Knott County, Kentucky.

Page 66 -- Conley brothers, ca. 1942, Falcon, Magoffin County.

Page 68 -- Nancy G. Wilson Wagers Wagers Kelly, ca. 1885.

Page 69-- Hurt/Anderson/Wilson, ca. 1969, Princeton, Caldwell County; Steele family members, place and date of photo unknown.

Page 70 -- Evans family members, 1928, Casey County.

Page 72-- Graduating class of Ghent, Carroll County, Kentucky, High School; Vinson family, ca. 1908.

Page 74 -- Robert W. "Black Bob" Combs with his "first" family, Perry County, Happy community, ca. 1900.

Page 76 -- Adam Reeder Homes and Dora Combs Holmes, early 1900s at Chavies, Perry County.

Page 77 -- Lucy Jane Bohlender Bowling, Betty Jean Tomlin, and Joan Huff Bowling, 1947 on Wilder Branch, Confluence, Leslie County, Kentucky.

Page 78 -- Ethel Porter Blevins and Albert Blevins, 50th Anniversary in 1978, Ashland, Kentucky.

Page 79 -- Hall family, 1915, at the Carter homestead on Carter's Branch, Bell County.

Page 80 -- 1951 graduating class of Fleming-Neon High School.

Page 81-- Allen and Eunice Allen Wireman, 1940 at Trace Fork, Magoffin County.

Page 82 -- Troop train passing through Stephensport in 1917. Wants identities.

Page 83-- Mary Elizabeth Wilson Graf and others, near William David Wilson's blacksmith shop in Botland, Nelson County, ca. 1900.

Page 84 -- Williams family members, Christian County.

Page 85 -- Willard Raymond Carr and Lou Rogers Carr, Bacon Creek, Corbin, Laurel County; Johnson and Eva Ellis.

Page 86 -- Sudie Ford and David Willis Ford, possibly in Louisville.

Page 87 -- Yorkshire hog raised by George Holland at Proffitt Fork Road, Vortex, Wolfe County, ca. 1968.

Page 88 -- Richard Heddie Vest and Bessie Hazel Rudd Vest, wedding day 1914, Wolfe County.

Page 89-- Loretta Walker Easterling and George Kappes, 1941-1946, Carter County.

Page 90 -- First Grade Class (1947-1948) in Morehead, Rowan County.

Page 91-- James W. Riggs and son, Ronnie, ca. 1949, at Lost Creek, Perry County.

Page 92 -- Wedding photo of Elzie Jack Trimble and Oma Craft Trimble, 1914, Barnett's Creek, Johnson County.

Page 93 -- L&N work crew, 1920s, Willow, Lee County.

Page 94 -- Witt family members, Chappell, Leslie County; Owen Allen School students, Rockcastle County, 1958.

Page 95 -- (Cover Photo) Manford and Nancy Sizemore Collett, Jack's Creek, Leslie County.

Page 96-- Hawkins family members, Draffin, Pike County, 1936.

Page 98-- Plummers Mill School, Fleming County, 1940.

Page 99 -- Old Log Rolling Team, London, Laurel County.

Page 102 -- Dishman and Sarah Day Hogg, Roxana, Letcher County.

Page 103 -- Marker for John H. Bassett, a Civil War veteran.

Page 104 -- Birthday shower card request for Hazel Berube.

Page 105 -- Amos Washington Wheeler family, Grassy Creek, Morgan County, ca. 1910.

Page 106 -- Jennings daughters, 1927.

Page 107 -- Lykins family, 1922, Morgan County.

Page 109-- Children at the Odd Fellows Home in Lexington, Fayette County, 1949.

Page 110 -- Children of James Clinton and Louella Mitchell Basham, Sinking Creek, Clifton Mills, Breckinridge County.

Other Features

Page 24 -- Sketches of Kentucky's Great Outdoors: Kentucky Walleyes

Page 37 -- Kentucky Roadside History Markers - They Tell The Story Of Our State: Romantic 1825 Tragedy, Nelson County; Founding of Lewisport, Hancock County.

Page 52 -- Wise and Otherwise!

Page 59 -- Thoughts To Ponder From The Kentucky Philosopher

Page 67 -- Word Puzzle: Kentucky Historical Events

Page 72 -- Songs Kentuckians Were Singing 100 Years Ago: Bonnie

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.

Southern Kentucky Past Finders; Green County Genealogical Society

If you have a website you would like listed, please write The Kentucky Explorer, P. O. Box 227, Jackson, KY 41339; or e-mail: [email protected]

Page 53-54 Kentucky's 1879 State Gazetteer: A Look At Kentucky Towns

Lynnville, Graves County; Ludlow, Kenton County; McAffee, Mercer County; Madisonville, Hopkins County; Massack, McCracken County.

PHOTOS: Campbellsville, Taylor County; Bardwell, Carlisle County; Caseville, Union County. All photos early1900s.

Page 56-57 Readers Share Postcard Views ca. 1910

Engine House and Fire Dept. in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County; Greenville, Muhlenberg, County; Auburn, Logan County; Danville, Boyle County; Russell, Greenup County; Lexington, Fayette County; Fulton, Fulton County.

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

Wilson, Fry, Arnold-Faulkner, Elmore, Smith-Wilson, Stines, Wireman, Alexander-Abbott-Estep, Whitehead-Wayne, Hurt, Creekmur, Powers-Monhollen, Steele-Quicksall-Fannin

Page 73-77 Family Reunions & Other Special Announcements

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

Page 78-95 I Remember By Our Readers -- From All Over Kentucky

Grandma's Wedding Day

The Carter Family

On The Mountain

The Railroad Detective

The Christian Family Farm

Hog Killing Time

The Shell Motor Inn

Rambling With John

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


Page 100-101 Readers Share Old Photos

Photo found in the possessions of Laura Belle Anderson Boultinghouse (1882-1969). Wants information

Arbert Wooten from Eastern Kentucky in the Service

Celebration of Prohibition Day in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, ca. 1910

Cornett brothers and Jerry Hughes, Letcher County.

Page 105-107 June Events To Enjoy

Page 108-111 Classified Ads Ten Cents Per Word - Minimum $3.00 Per Issue -- Payment Must Accompany All Advertising Copy - Sorry, We Cannot Accept Classified Ads Over The Phone

Page 112 Points of Interest Location Map/Order Form

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