June 2007 Photographs

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Veronica L. Dickson, 3066 Maidens Road, Powhatan, VA 23139, shares this photo and writes: "I am told by family members that this photo of the John D. Spencer, Jr., family was taken at the old homeplace on a hilltop above Horse Cave, Hart County, Kentucky. So far I have been unable to find the exact location. Shown in the photo, l-r, are John Dee Spencer, Jr. (who served in the war with Spain in 1898); Frank Spencer (son on the mule); Edna Lena and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Spencer (twins); Flora Elsie Spencer (second oldest child and my grandmother); Ruby Ethel Spencer (oldest child); and Cora Alice Nichols Spencer. I am unsure of the exact date of the photo, but based on the apparent ages of the children, I am guessing it was between 1914-1916. I enjoy this photo because it is my family history and because of the other items such as the crock sitting to the right of Cora and the house in the background."


Betty Perry Slatton, 2005 Spencer Lane, Middletown, OH 45042, shares this photo of her father, Frank Perry, who owned a blacksmith shop at Pine Ridge in Wolfe County, Kentucky, on Route 15. She writes, "He could make anything from plow stocks to wagon wheels. He shod horses from all around and made oxen yokes for people all over the United States. I wish I had a small amount of his talent." The date of the photo was not given.





Elizabeth Roberts Back and "Big Jim" Back, Coy Back's grandparents, are shown at Breedings Creek in Knott County, Kentucky, before 1904. Elizabeth was at her spinning wheel. While she spent time spinning thread and making clothing for her large family, her eldest daughter took care of the 16 younger children. Long ago spinning was a common practice of many women of Kentucky and the talent continued from generation to generation. "Big Jim" was on his mule which is easy to tell was used for work. Notice how the mule's hair was worn from the trace chains. See complete article in the June 2007 issue of The Kentucky Explorer.
(Photos courtesy of Coy Back.)

Clay Lane stands on the train that hauled logs through the Nada Tunnel at Slade near the famous Natural Bridge in Powell County, Kentucky.

(Sarah Dennison photo.)


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Michelle Young, 311 Southern Drive, Williamstown, KY 41097, shares this photo of her great-grandparents, Norb and Marie Vogephol Lindeman. They were married November 25, 1926, in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky.


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Class of 1962, Quicksand, Breathitt County, Kentucky. Not in order. Charles Ray Adams, Juanita Brown, Paulette Caudill, Beulah Campbell, Ann Combs, Magarette Combs, George Combs, Pearlie Fouch, Henry Clay Fugate, Bedford Gross, Betty Jo Haddix, Danny Haddix, Sally Haddix, Lance Hardin, Leo Landrum, Eugene Little, Jimmy Little, Frank Miller, Ruth Miller, Dorothy Mullins, Gurney Neace, Carol Noble, Ina Mae Oaks, Brenda Joyce Sims, Frances Smith, Laura Southers, Donnie Spencer, Daryl Thorpe, Harold Ray Turner, Freda Nell VanZant, Steve Watkins, Paul Young, and Simpson Young.
(Photo courtesy of the Breathitt County Museum, Jackson, Kentucky.)

This photo was taken in 1900 on the lawn of home owned by David Willson in Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Kentucky. It is believed it is the same property currently occupied by Simons Middle School. The young lady in the very front with the hat in her lap is possibly Lovie Andrews. Others in the photograph, but not individually identified, are Ethelene Wall, Anna Johnson, Otta(?) McGarvey, Olive Fant, Eva Bell, Margaret Andrews, Mae Marshall, and Anna Prewitt. Any information that anyone can share about any of the people in this photo would be greatly appreciated by David Andrews, 125 Nix Boat Yard Road, St. Augustine, FL 32084; [email protected], who shares this photo.

Anna Mae Kilburn, 612 Bark Camp Branch Road, Delphia, KY 41735, shares this photo with our readers. The third man over, in the front row, is Anna's father, Watson Adams. The seventh one over is Ell Shepherd. The first one in the back row is Al Middleton. The sixth one over is Ebb Ingram, and the seventh one over is Robert Shepherd. The photo was taken ca. 1929 in Cumberland, Harlan County, Kentucky.

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