October 2004 Contents

What's inside of the October 2004

Kentucky Explorer!

Page 2 -- www.kentuckyreader.com (now available) offers a wealth of material regarding Kentucky

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

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

Letters from our readers


Page 10 -- Traylors Pursued Whiskey Business In Lincoln County

Page 11 -- DeBoe Hanged In Livingston County

Page 13 -- A Railroad Trip On The Bloomfield Branch Of The L&N

Page 16 -- Jessamine Creek Regarded With Superstition

Page 18 -- Tater Knob Was Built By The CCCs In 1934

Page 20 -- The Battle Of Fort Stephenson

Page 22 -- White Hall Was Prominent Home To Clays

Page 25 -- Matthew Harris Jouett: One Of Kentucky's Greatest Artists

Page 27 -- Wild Grapevines Had Many Uses

Page 28 -- Lincoln's Plug Hat Once Used As A Football

Page 30 -- Country Stores Were Impotant to Rural Kentucky

Page 33 -- Louisville Entered Era Of Prosperity In 1851

Page 36 -- Pike County Couple Shared 56 Years

Page 39 -- Advenure Dwelt On The Natchez Trace

Page 41 -- First Creek Road During The 1920s

Page 43 -- Autumn: A Beautiful Time Of The Year

Page 45 -- Rockcastle's Early Settlers Rest In Phillips Cemetery

Page 47 -- Railroad Excursion To High Bridge In 1878

Page 50 -- Kentucky Roadside History Markers

Page 50 -- Capt. B. G. Wood Recounts Old Lexington Events

Page 51 -- Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Page 52 -- Wit-n-Wisdom

Page 53 -- Kentucky 1879 State Gazetteer

Page 56-57 -- Centerfold: "Postcard Views"

Page 58 -- Wood Engraving Represents Almost Forgotten Art

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.

Adair, Floyd, Jefferson, Jessamine, Madison, Taylor, Jackson, and Kenton Counties

Page 64 -- Kentucky Explorer Book Page: Readers are invited to send in their books and other projects (pertaining to Kentucky) to appear on this page.

America's First Invention

The Hopkins Family

Monographs I

Cherokee Family Living

Allen County History

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

Baked Chicken Casserole

Cauliflower & Ham Casserole

Split Pea Soup

Potato Kugel

Apple Roll

Other Features

Page 48 -- Sketches of Kentucky's Great Outdoors: Lake Cumberland, A Kentucky Paradise

Page 50 -- Kentucky Roadside History Markers

Page 52 -- Wise And Otherwise

Page 61 -- Thoughts To Ponder From The Kentucky Philosopher

Page 67 -- Word Puzzle: Counties Named For Personages

Page 72 -- Songs Kentuckians Were Singing 100 Years Ago: Sweet and Low

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

Concord, Lewis County

Clifty, Todd County

Clay Village, Shelby County

Coal Run, Pike County

Howe's Valley, Hardin County

Key West, Kenton County

Hunter's Depot, Nelson County

Jackson, Breathitt County

Turkey Foot, Scott County

PHOTOS: Bardwell, Carlisle County; Seven Gables Hotel, Pulaski County; Suspension Bridge, Covington, Kenton County.

Page 51 Kentucky Genealogy Websites: Each month The Kentucky Explorer presents websites related to genealogy in Kentucky for our growing number of reade

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

Page 56-57 Old Depot Postcard views


L&N Depot, Corbin, Whitley County

L&N Depot, Pembroke, Christian County

L&N Depot, Sparta, Gallatin County

L&N Depot, Shelbyville, Shelby County

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

Craft, Stamper-Herald, Wilson-Hough/Huff, Simon-Moore, Hogg-Stamper, Goff-Lawson-Wadkins, Owens-Hamlin, Gillum-Yates-Sloas, Hamilton-Willis, Davis-Keeton, Baker, Hammond, Murphy, Binford, Huff-Calhoon, Venable-Neeley, Allen, Starett, Lutes, Owen-Pulliam-Dickerson, Cates-Chapman, Sweeney, Barnett-Profitt-Malott, Morgan, Jones, Long Run Massacre, Colyer/Collier, McIntosh-Sword

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

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

Page 100-101 Readers Share Old Photos

You are invited to submit your treasured old photos. Photos must be of people of Kentucky or places in Kentucky.

Page 106-111 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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