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 July-August 2006 issue:
BOOK FOR SALE: The Hills That Beckon is a story about a family beginning in 1791 in the Poosey Ridge, Silver Creek area of Madison County, Kentucky. The saga continues to unfold through most of 1943. There are many other families, individuals, churches, schools, and a little folklore included. Send $17 to: Ray Long, 82 S. Brooks Street, Columbus, IN 47201, for an autographed copy.
NEW CIVIL WAR BOOK: Fightin' For Old Glory, Eastern Kentucky's Union Soldiers. The book is about the Union regiments, battles, skirmishes, campsites, and has rosters of men. Perfect for the family historian, Civil War buff, or students. Contact: Wayne Taylor, 606/526-7842; or order it online at: www.lulu.com
FOR SALE: Floyd County Court Records Transcriptions by James Alan Williams. Volume I, 1821-1835; Volume II, 1835-1847; and Volume III (coming soon). Includes parts of Knott, Magoffin, Johnson, Martin, Pike, and Morgan counties. Now available at: Book Notes, 606/437-1030; Readmore Bookstore, 606/886-2266; and
FOR SALE: Lost Cause magazine. Published with a emphasis of Kentucky Confederate history. Price: $10. For more information, contact: Don Shelton, 859/553-1892,
GRANNY'S FAVORITE RECIPES: This recipe book contains over 100 recipes compiled by Geneva Ross Simpson and self-published by Charles B. Simp-son. The 8 1/2 X 11-inch book is comb-bound to lay flat while in use. The colorful covers are plastic laminated to sustain heavy use. Contents are broken down into easy to find categories: including Appetizers & Beverages, Breads, Cakes, Pies & Desserts, Candies & Cookies, Meats & Main Dishes, One Dish Dinners, Sandwiches & Misc., Soups & Salads, and Vegetables & Side Dishes. Ample and convenient places for notes and ideas to suit your particular taste. Recipes are proven for small everyday meals or large family gatherings. Price: $9.95, plus $2 S/H. Order from: Charles B. Simpson, 234 Faulkner Avenue, Hazard, KY 41701; 606/436-4652;
PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGY LOOKUPS & RESEARCH: Ten years experience. Reasonable rates. Can do simple lookups or in-depth research. I utilize the world's second largest genealogy library. Can research folks from Kentucky or any part of the U. S. Call: Rex, 765/369-2582; or
BOOK FOR SALE: The Ghost Of Sarah Jane Wilson written by Rockholds and Whitley County, Kentucky, native Daymond Widener, is a fictional account of the post-Civil War days. A young rebel soldier comes home after the war to find lawlessness, feuds, death, and destruction. But he befriends the ghost of a little girl, and she guides him through many trials and troubles as he and his family carves out a plantation in the midst of the Kentucky forest. Book price is $12.30 for paperback and $14.58 for hardback plus shipping. To order, call: 888/280-7715; or order from the Internet from the Author House website:
BOOK FOR SALE: Kin-tucky by Jude Centers. True stories told by Wolfe and Breathitt County folks who lived up the hollers in the 1920s and 1930s. Includes: Swept Away: The 1939 Frozen Creek Flood, The Killing of Burnham Walters; Rusty Billy and the Terrapin, and others; several previously published in The Kentucky Explorer. 204 pages and 240 pictures (many full-page). Send $24, includes S/H, to: Hillo' beans Press, 1918 Yancey Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36107.
THE BEST OF SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC FOR SALE: Choose our new CD or tape containing 12 great songs sung by the popular Gospel Travelers, Frederick, Maryland. Songs include: I'll Fly Away, This World Is Not My Home, Suppertime, Go Rest High On That Mountain, He Was There All The Time, and many more. Additional recordings available: Face to Face With Our Lord, includes I Believe He's Coming Back, I Can't Even Walk, Where Could I Go, available CD or tape; Traveling On - includes Angels Move Over, How Great Thou Art, What A Lovely Name, available on tape only; Glory Bound - includes Robe of White, Midnight Cry, Step Into The Water, available on tape only; Traveling Heaven's Highway - includes The Old Rugged Cross, Victory In Jesus, and Hallelujah Square, available on tape only; and God On The Mountain - includes What A Day, Clear Title, The Lighthouse, and We Shall See Jesus, available on tape only. CD-$15 or tape-$11, postpaid. Specify choice and send check or money order to: Bob Harper, 6803 Quail Knob Court, Frederick, MD 21702. Visit: www.americangospel.com for background and sound bite.
The Explorer contains pages of classifeds each month.