Each month, The Kentucky
Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from
our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries,
ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying
to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.
Here are a few queries from September
I would like some Turkey Crow bean seeds.
Readers may call or mail the seed with the amount owed.
Any help would be appreciated.
Brent A. Johnson
902 Goose Creek Road
Neon, KY 41840
A million thanks for all The Kentucky Explorer has done to help
me with my requests of finding information on Kate Highlander
Bretz, James Bretz, and Viola Highlander Martin.
A lady by the name of Rebecca Mullins saw my request in the magazine
and was very helpful.
I thank her and everyone who had a part in this.
Imogene Watkins Neal
560 Hog Creek Road
Jeff, KY 40337
On P-47 Crash
In Johnson County In 1948
I am interested in hearing from anyone who has personal knowledge
about the crash of the P-47 on March 28, 1948, in Eastern Kentucky.
In this crash Harry Stewart, a veteran of 43 wartime missions,
was flying over Eastern Kentucky, passing through a thunderstorm.
Rather than risking an unexpected rendezvous with a mountain
top, he elected to bail out.
The aircraft crashed into a hilltop overlooking the home of the
soon-to-be-famous country singer Loretta Lynn, exploding and
leaving a crater ten-to-15-feet deep. Stewart floated down over
the Kentucky coal mining town of Van Lear, Johnson County.
Any information would be appreciated.
5080 Upper Finley Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024
I would like to have a recipe for making old-fashioned brine
pickles and any kind of good crock pot recipes.
210 W. Locust Street
Richmond, KY 40475
For Old Friend
We are searching for Vernetta Goble, an old friend. We do not
know who she married, but the last we heard anything about her
she was in Lexington, Kentucky. Her parents were Nelson and Mollie
If any reader has any information, please feel free to contact
C. C. and Nada Williamson
RR 5, Box 4440
Louisa, KY 41230