Each month, The Kentucky
Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from
our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as
many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for
"Letters to the Editor."
Here are actual letters from February
Remember The NYA?
Does anyone remember the NYA (National Youth Administration)?
This program was similar to the CCCs, except it was for youths.
I worked for the NYA at the Louisville Public Library in 1938.
I was paid about $16 per month.
I would like to hear from others who belonged to the NYA.
211 W. Oak Street, Apt. 607
Louisville, KY 40203
Wants Photos Of George's Creek
I am searching for photos of the one-room George's Creek Elementary
School near the community of Tadpole, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
I would like photos of the buildings, teachers, students, or
events anyone might have to share. The school ceased to exist
sometime in the 1960s, I believe. Over the years it was housed
in three different buildings, the first being located near the
George's Creek train station. The school was relocated later
about one mile to accommodate more students. A new typical wooden
school building was constructed like all rural schools in Lawrence
County. I attended this school from 1933 through 1941. This building
later burned, and a new block building replaced it.
I would be happy to reimburse anyone for expenses incurred.
In September 2006 the George's Creek School Reunion was held
at the Senior Citizens Building in Louisa, Kentucky. It was a
wonderful occasion and was enjoyed by many former students.
I have been a subscriber to The Kentucky Explorer for many years
and enjoy it so much.
8546 Stonewoods Lane
Powell, OH 43065
Researching Town Of Nada
In Powell County
I am researching the history of the small town of Nada in Powell
County, Kentucky. It was also known as Lombard.
If readers have any information or pictures they would like to
share, I would be very grateful.
I would also like to purchase a copy of the book The Hanks Family
of Virginia and Westward by Adin Baber.
Thanks for such an amazing magazine. Keep up the good work.
601 E. College Avenue, #304
Stanton, KY 40380