February 2005


What's inside of the February 2005

Kentucky Explorer!

Page 2 -- Not So Long Ago

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 -- An Early History Of Paducah, Kentucky, Founded In 1821

Page 11 -- Pryse Roberts Haddix: A Kentucky Mountain Man

Page 14 -- "Pioneer History Of Kentucky" Questions Bryan Station Myth

Page 17 -- Tempie Young: A Grand Lady Of Owls Nest Creek In Leslie County

Page 19 -- Morgan County Native Still With Tool And Die Firm After 64 Years

Page 20 -- Food Preparation Has Changed Greatly Through The Years

Page 25 -- Few Could Match The Old-Time Ring In Aunt Jane's Voice

Page 26 -- Porch Pickin' In Hopkins And Christian Counties

Page 27 -- Feuding, Fighting, And Fidgeting During The Civil War

Page 31 -- Down The Backroads: Was Old Mother Goose Shedding Her Feathers?

Page 33 -- Frank James Was A Devout Friend To Quantrill Till The End

Page 37 -- A Look At The Trolley Car Era In Henderson, Kentucky

Page 42 -- Transporting Pioneer Mail On The Ohio River Was A Dangerous Task

Page 44 -- Project Launched To Preserve Historic Bourbon Co. Graveyard

Page 45 -- The River

Page 47 -- A Tribute To The Life And Times Of Elmon G. Potter

Page 51 -- Wolfe County Native, Sally Tomlinson Singleton, To Celebrate 102nd Birthday

Page 52 -- Wit-n-Wisdom

Page 53 -- Kentucky 1879 State Gazetteer

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

Page 58 -- James Hugh Turner Was An Eccentric Old Man Of Pegg's Fork

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.

Elliott County, Lawrence County, Logan County, McCracken County, Cumberland 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.

Books By Griffin, Memoirs Of Jo Anna Holt Watson, Kentucky On DVD, Owens Family Book, Madison County

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.)

A Visit To Kentucky

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

Buttermilk Rolls, Luncheon Biscuits, Molasses Candy, Ginger Pudding, Banana Fritters, Apple Sauce

Other Features

Page 67 -- Word Puzzle: Roles In Civil War Battles

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


Dixon, Webster County

Jamestown, Russell County

Tolesborough, Lewis County

Irvine, Estill County

Alexandrie, Campbell County

Colliersville, McCracken County

Todd's Point, Shelby County

Page 56-57 Old Postcard Views


Tolu, Crittenden County

Manchester Courthouse, Clay County

Lee County Deposit Bank Block, Beattyville, Lee County

Marion, Crittenden County

Lincoln Building, Louisville, Jefferson County

Lebanon, Marion County

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

Hundley, Gallion, Morris, Davis-Hoskins, Martin, Reece, Mullins-Sizemore, Sandlin, Summers-Trimble, Wood-Seaberry-Crawley, Adams, Massey-Goforth, Stephen, Rosser

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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