March 2006 Photographs

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photos you will see each month

in The Kentucky Explorer magazine.

Bill Napier, 7302 N. Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32208; 904/765-3531; [email protected], shares this photo of his mother's (Flora Valentine Napier) family taken at their home on Spring Branch in Leslie County, Kentucky, ca. 1922. First row, l-r: Lizzie Burton, a midwife; Matt B. Valentine, born 1868, died 1947; Iva Lee Valentine Morris, married Semi Morris, lives in Mason, Ohio; Perlina Baker Valentine, daughter of "Red Bob" Baker; Flora Valentine Napier, married James Rant Napier; and Daisy Baker. Second row, l-r: Lillie Baker; Laura Valentine; Hannah Valentine, Sara Baker, and Jim Baker. Third row, l-r: Unknown baby; William Valentine, Flora's uncle; Gilbert Baker; Ora Valentine, died young from TB, was married to Brant Deaton; and Clay Valentine, joined Army in 1924, at the age of 15, died in March 1945. Back row, l-r: Adam Valentine; and Callie Valentine. Adam, Callie, and Hannah all passed away at a young age.

Elizabeth Bunch, 41110 Fox Run Road, Apt. 408HG, Novi, MI 48377, shares this photo of a group taken near Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky, in 1926. Elizabeth's mother, Rachel Henderson, is in the back row, third from the right. No other names were given.


The New Pound Gap History Marker was dedicated August 14, 2005. The monument, which honors soldiers from the Union and Confederacy, stands on a small knoll on the east side of US 23, within 200 feet of the Kentucky and Virginia state line.
(Photo courtesy of Richard Brown.)


Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, was flooded by the Licking River on February 27, 1962. This view was on South Church Street. Note the movie The Last Sunset starring Rock Hudson and Kirk Douglas was playing at the town theatre. James E. Allen, 447 Kentucky Street, Salyersville, KY 41465, shares this photo with our readers.


Everett Barker, 1525 Dry Ridge Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035; 859/824-6848, shares this photo that was taken ca. 1937 by his uncle, Jayhue Clemons. This group of W. P. A. (Works Progress Administration) workers gathered one evening after work for this photo. They were building the road from Means (on HWY 460) to Hope in Menifee County, Kentucky. The man in front with his hand on his collar is Harlan Neal, Everett's stepfather. Other names written on the back of the photo are (not in order): Ollie Back, Chester Cornwell, Willie Cornwell, Daniel Cornwell, Lloyd Cornwell, Joe Bates, Jim King, Dewey Furgoinson, Claud Swims, and Parley Trusty. Everett was about ten years old when this photo was taken. He would appreciate hearing from readers that may know the identifications of any of these men.

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