Other popular features found in our magazine each month pertain to items that our readers have for sale. These generally appear in our Kentucky Explorer Classified Ads and Kentucky Explorer Book Page, but occasionally are found in Letters To The Editor or other pages, too.
Here are a few things for sale by readers from our June 2005 issue:
BOOK FOR SALE: Good Times, Hard Times, and Other Times by Rodney Lee. You've read several of his stories in The Kentucky Explorer. Now read the complete book. Read how as an 11-year-old boy he went on a hobo trip. Read the chapter how he wooed and won the best dancer of all, and the strange circumstances that led to their marriage. Read about his prize-fighting career that began at age 17. Then the chapter about how he quit a good job and went into business for himself and retired at age 51. Read of his conversion experience and joining a layman's group that led in church revivals. There's exciting hunting stories bagging jaguar, lions, leopards, cape buffalos, moose, caribou, mountain lions, wolverines, and many others. These trips took him to Africa, Canada, Central America, and the Rockies. To order this book, send $12.95, postage paid, to: Rodney Lee, 5600 Coachgate Wynde, Louisville, KY 40207; 502/893-8788; or
BOOK FOR SALE: Looking Back: A Pictorial History of Boyle County. Books can be purchased at The Advocate-Messenger newspaper in Danville for $31.45 (tax included) or you can receive your copy by calling 800/428-0409. We accept Visa, Master-card, Discover, and Debit Cards. A charge of $4.95 will be added to the cost if the books are mailed. Personal checks also accepted.
BOOK FOR SALE: Beyond the Mountains, written by Clay County native Lucy Lois Cloyd Smith, is a book of the vents of a youngster in Manchester, Kentucky, in the early 1900s. Softbound with pictures and illustrations. Price: $12. Order from: Lucy Lois Cloyd Smith, P. O. Box 9054, Fred-ericksburg, VA 22403.
SEEKING KARPS MEMBERS: Seeking KARPS (Kentucky Archaeological Relics Preservation Society) members to make link-ups with. I have knowledge of several lost noble metal mines in Kentucky that were initiated by Spanish colonial forces who came up from St. Augustine in the 1600s. I think I can find at least two of the three I have knowledge of. I proved, if none but to me, in late 1995 that the famed Swift mines of Appalachia were initially worked by the Spaniards. I no longer drive because of an illness. There is a new chapter of Kentucky's history that needs to be written. I also studied ancient mining procedures. Serious responses only. Yes, there is gold and silver in Kentucky. It took me 13 days total to locate the famed Swift mines, all four of them. They lie within Federal protected areas in Kentucky. Your option, believe or disbelieve. Contact: Michael Blair, 216 W. 2nd Street, Apt. 303, Frankfort, KY 40601.
MACHINE QUILTING: Baby to king size. Call: Laverna Napier, 513/422-2725.
ATTENTION: Historic Samuel May House in Prestonburg, Kentucky, is ideal for reunions, anniversaries, weddings, wedding receptions, and meetings. Kitchenette, ample parking, and handicap accessible. The May House is the oldest house in the Big Sandy Valley, built in 1817. For information, call: 606/432-3528.
NEW BOOK: WWII Veterans, Hopkins County, Kentucky. A listing of over 4,600 veterans that served in WWII. Genealogy friendly with parents, spouse, children, births, deaths, and place of burial. Send $50, plus $7.50 S/H to: Historical Society of Hopkins County, 107 Union Street, Madisonville, KY 42431.
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