December 2004

January 2005


What's inside of the December 2004/January 2005

Kentucky Explorer!

Page 2 -- Not So Long Ago (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 -- Old-Fashioned Spirit Still Alive At Essie Post Office In Leslie County

Page 11 -- Bagdad Mill Began Operation In 1884 In Shelby County

Page 14 -- Was Spencer County The Birthplace Of The Automobile And Typewriter?

Page 16 -- Edward Haynes Taylor: A Soldier Who Was Always Ready To Serve

Page 17 -- Annie Stewart Of Floyd County: A Woman Who Wore Many Hats

Page 24 -- The Mountain Dew Boys Played On Hazard's First Radio Station In 1947

Page 25 -- Picturesque Augusta Observed 150th Birthday In 1948

Page 27 -- A Rodent Caused A Dreadful Tragedy At Bardstown In 1825

Page 28 -- Deck The Halls With Holly

Page 29 -- William Lloyd Brown Served Aboard The USS Mississippi In WWII

Page 33 -- Interesting Calloway County Resident Shared Civil War Experiences

Page 34 -- A Cozy Fireplace Is Still A Place For The Family To Gather

Page 35 -- Miners And Non-Union Workers Came To Stand-Off in Harlan County

Page 40 -- A Bit Of History Of Short Mountain In Clinton County

Page 41 -- Simpson County Girl Shined Boots For Officers Of The Civil War

Page 43 -- Institutions Of Higher Learning Came Late In Kentucky

Page 45-- Mysterious Stone Was Most Likely Used In Every Community In Kentucky

Page 46 -- The Skaggs Men Were True Kentucky Pioneers

Page 47-- The Boonesborough Parliament

Page 49 -- Mountain Moonshiners Left Their Marks In Louisville

Page 52 -- Wit-n-Wisdom

Page 53 -- Kentucky 1879 State Gazetteer

Page 56-57 -- Centerfold: Old Postcard Scenes Of 90 Years Ago

Page 58 -- A Befuddled Cow Was Trouble For A Leslie County Boy

Page 61-- Millersburg Military Institute Ranked Among The Best

Kentucky's Oldest Road Reached 225 Miles

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.

Rockcastle County, Shelby County, Green County, Crittenden County, Fulton County, and Johnson County

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.

What's Cooking, Paducah Kentucky, An Appalachian Family, Shelton Family History, The Original Goober

Page 65 -- My Favorite Place To Visit In Dear Old Kentucky: Readers are invited to share an article about their favorite place to visit in Kentucky. (300 words or less.)

Historical Homes

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

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Roast Wild Turkey

Cornbread Stuffing For Turkey

Ham Loaf

Corn Souffle

Brussels Sprouts

Chocolate Pie

Other Features

Page 67 -- Word Puzzle: Central Kentucky Taverns & Inns

Page 70 -- Songs Kentuckians Were Singing 100 Years Ago: Juanita

History and Genealogy Photos

Each month The Kentucky Explorer presents hundreds of history and genealogy photos submitted from our readers.

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

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

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

White Mills, Hardin County

Clear Spring, Graves County

Clifton Mills, Breckinridge County

Dayton, Campbell County

Tunnel Mill, Perry County

Tracy, Barren County

Clio, Pulaski County

Cloyd's Landing, Cumberland County

Coalton, Boyd County

Page 56-57 Old Postcard Views

Depot at South Manchester

C. V. & E. Railroad construction at Jenkins, Letcher County.

New Depot at Frankfort, Franklin County.

Railroad Roundhouse at Corbin, Whitley County.

C. & O. Depot, Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County.

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

Lainhart-Rose-Coyle, Hurd/Herd, Freshour-Demunbrun-Purcell, Combs, Fraley, Gibson/Gipson, Morris-Stockdale, Neal, Parsons, Crane-Everage, Watson, Chansler/Chancellor-Percell, Edlin/Eblen, Poorman, Ison, Caudle, and Lyle.

Page 72 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 95-97 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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