November 2005 Photographs

Scroll down and view just a sample of the many

photos you will see each month

in The Kentucky Explorer magazine.

The Saint Paul was a side-wheel, steam packet boat built in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1883 by Diamond Jo Lines for the St. Louis-St.Paul trade. She was 310 feet long and 37 feet wide but was rebuilt in 1913 and down-sized. In 1917 she was revamped into an excursion boat and renamed Excursion Queen Saint Paul and became a very popular boat. In 1939 she was rebuilt in Paducah and renamed the Senator. During WWII she was used as a receiving and training ship in St. Louis. In 1953 the hull was intentionally sank behind a dike south of St. Louis. See the story "Steampower Was Introduced On The Ohio And Mississippi Rivers In 1811" in this month's Kentucky Explorer. (Photo courtesy of Hazel Robertson.)

In 1950 Harry Jack Ramey was holding a mule at the Stella Post Office at Cow Creek in Magoffin County, Kentucky. At this time Mr. Ramey was Magoffin County Judge. He served that position from 1950 to the spring of 1951, when he drowned at Norris Lake, Tennessee. This photo was taken and shared by James E. Allen, 447 Kentucky Street, Salyersville, KY 41465.

John Mattingly of New Haven, Kentucky, shares this photo of the John Matthew Wimpsett and Nancy "Nannie" E. Ritchie Wimpsett family and neighbors taken ca. 1904 in Nelson County, Kentucky. Those in the photo are (not in order): John Wimpsett, Nannie Ritchie Wimpsett, William Wimpsett, Nancy Pearl Wimpsett, Clara Genevive Wimpsett, Rodman "Doc" Vowels, Roy Rogers, Beulah Rogers, Leonard Rogers, Bessie Rogers, Virginia Bell, J. Paul DeLevil, Mary Alice Wimpsett, Paul DeLevil, Christine DeLevil, Ruth DeLevil, and Irene Greenwell. John would like to know the identity of the others. Feel free to contact him with any information. See "Strictly Genealogy" on page 64 of The Kentucky Explorer.

The 1949 Louisa Bulldogs Of Lawrence County, Kentucky. First row, l-r: Lawrence Adams, Don Kinner, Bill Fugate, Tom Fletcher, Mike Rittenberry, Jack Carey, and Willis Roberts. Second row, l-r: Joe Paul Blankenship, Blaine Ball, Charles Lambert, Haskell Markum, Harold Tackett, and Jim Thacker. Third row, l-: Coach Tony Salvito, Billy Moore, Bernard Nelson, Junior Mellon, Guy Fugate, James (Jim Paul) Lyon, Jay Queen, George Tackett, and Coach Jim Caudill. Fourth row, l-r: Bart Mellon, Don Salisbury, Happy York, and John Van Horn. James Lyons, 106 Lycan Road, Ashland, KY 41101, shares this photo with our readers.

Wilma Bates Thomas, 1175 Sandlick Road, Columbia, KY 42728; 270/378-6428; [email protected], shares this photo from her grandmother's (Wyona Honeycutt Mullins) collection. Wilma believes the man pictured could possibly be her uncle, Carmen Mullins, who was a rural mail-carrier for decades in the Omaho, May, and Pine Top areas of Knott County, Kentucky. The woman is unidentified. Wilma would appreciate any information.




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