May 2005


What's inside of the May 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 -- The Goodrich Boys Hanged By Ku Klux Klan In Owen County

Page 11 -- John And Eliza Taublee Reared A Large Family In Breathitt County

Page 15 -- Vaughn Helton Foully Murdered During Barnett-Helton Feud

Page 17 -- Chance Orion Ottersbach Ninth In Lineage Of Edward Booth

Page 18 -- Judge G. W. Newman Inaugurated New Stint To Attract Tourists In 1935

Page 20 -- Young Eastern Kentucky Boy Sailed For Europe To Fight For Freedom

Page 24 -- Visits To Former Berea College Students' Homes In The Mountains

Page 27 -- Recalling The Flood Of 1937 In Louisville, Kentucky

Page 28 -- A Bark Whip Was A Distinct Possssion Of Most Country Boys

Page 29 -- Campbellsville Soldier Appeared On War Drive Poster In 1945

Page 31 -- Part One Of Two Parts: A Treasure House of Nature's Beauty Along Route To Mammoth Cave

Page 35 -- Germantown: Still One Of The Best Little Towns In Two Counties

Page 39 -- Captain Thomas Dowling Palmer Traveled To California In 1850

Page 41 -- Camp Zachary Taylor, Home Of The 84th Division

Page 44 -- Big Foot's A-Comin' To The Annual Gristmill And Old Engine Weekend

Page 46 -- Preserving The Past For A Brighter Tomorrow

Page 48 -- The Influx Of The White Man Into Kentucky Deprived The Shawnee Of Their Lands

Page 50 -- Colonel Winn: The Guiding Genius Of America's Greatest Horse Race

Page 52 -- Ernie Pyle: A Great American Correspondent

Page 58 -- Four Forgotten Civil War Soldiers To Receive Headstones

Page 60 -- A Visit With Fred Rigsby, One Of Kentucky's Few Centenarians

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


Bardstown, Nelson Couny

Woodbury, Butler County

Page 56-57 Old Postcard Views

Post Office in Lexington, Fayette County

Carley's Mill, Georgetown, Scott County

The Narrows of the Rockcastle River

The Blind Institute in Louisville, Jefferson 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.

Grant County, Nelston County, Marion County, Mercer County, Ohio County, Boone County, and Christian 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.

Larue County, Civil War Books, Kentucky Bull, Daniel Boone

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.)

Visiting the Myrtledene in Lebanon, Marion County.

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

Ham Loaf, Chicken Stew, Turkey Salad, Squash Casserole, Fried Okra, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Lemon Icebox Meringue Pie

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

Hammonds, Collins-Cromwell, Derringer/Dearinger, Yarber, Dehart, McDowell, Fults, Harrod-Onan, Evans, Stidham, Craig, Campbell, Hatfield-McCoy, Creech, Linster, Shelton, Carrender-Tuttle-Turpin, Huff, Tabor-Kiser, Wade-Austin, Heaberlin, Cane, Austin, Justice

Other Features

Page 67 -- Word Puzzle: Early Pioneer Explorers & Surveyors

Page 71 -- Songs Kentuckians Were Singing 100 Years Ago: The Bull-Dog

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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