April 2005


What's inside of the April 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 -- Did "Witch Burnings" Take Place In Fleming County, Kentucky

Page 11 -- The Lindsey Powell Home Was Unique In Style And Construction

Page 14 -- Early Travelers Reported On Ky.'s Verdant Growth, Climate

Page 17 -- Gen. Humphrey Marshall: A Little Too Political To Be In The Military

Page 20 -- French General's Visit In 1825 To Kentucky Made Under Difficulties

Page 22 -- Memories Of The Julius Marks Sanitorium During The 1940s

Page 25 -- Bland Ballard: A Vigorous Indian Fighter

Page 26 -- A Look At Lyon County In 1922 Reveals A Land Rich In Iron

Page 28 -- "Uncle" Dan Richmond: The Man From Black Mountain

Page 33 -- Singer From Boyd County: Gallion Landed Recording Contract With MGM

Page 34 -- In Olden Days The Area Blacksmith Was Truly A Man-Of-All-Work

Page 35 -- A Look At Some Interesting Characters Of Perry County, Ky.

Page 38 -- A True Kentucky Gentleman

Page 39 -- Kentuckians Were Among The Hobos Who Once Drifted Through The USA

Page 42 -- Interesting Notes From The Green River Country

Page 45 -- Stories And Folk Tales Have Long Been Popular In Eastern Kentucky

Page 48 -- Bygone Days Of A Wayside Station In Breathitt County

Page 51 -- Boone Society Wants Kentuckians To Decide Daniel Boone Highway Question Via Online Petition

Page 60 -- The Livingston County Courthouse Gang Was One Big Happy Family

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


Columbia, Adair County

Aaron's Run, Montgomery County

Clover Bottom, Jackson County

Antioch Mills, Harrison County

Barbourville, Knox County

Mackville, Washington County

Troy, Woodford County

Helena, Mason County

Page 56-57 Old Postcard Views


Carrollton, Carroll County,

Cassity's Drug Store, Eminence, Henry County.

Pleasant Street, Millersburg, Bourbon County.

St. George Hotel, Winchester, Clark County.

Corner Market and Second Street, Vanceburg, Lewis County.

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.

McCracken County, Madison County, Lewis County, Floyd County, Shelby County, Rowan County, Boyd County, Bullitt 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.

A Civil War Book, Music In The Halls, How To Fall

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.)

Kenvir, Kentucky

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

Baked Turkey Hash, Fried Grits, Pork Chops, Green Beans And New Potatoes, Crispy Fried Cabbage

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


Miller-Haddix, Brooks, Wilson, Crump, Glosser, Cays, Kabler-Insko, Gentry, Hall, Hunt, Gross-Thompson-Spicer, Brewer-Corder, Rash, Smith, Martin, House, Allen, Moore, Pennington-Hobbs, McGuire-Gass, Brown-Bailey.

Other Features

Page 67 -- Word Puzzle: Georgetown, Kentucky, Voters

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

History and Genealogy Photos

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

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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