April 2008

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Paul Farley, 13552 Woodland Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32218, shares this photo taken in 1938 of the McKinley and Oma Farley family in Harlan County, Kentucky. Back row, l-r: Boone, Lee, Jack, and Lloyd. Front row, l-r: Lida, McKinley, Silas, Cecil, Oma, Paul, and Leser (Mutt). In 1939 twin daughters, Mary and Martha, were added to the family.












The Matthew E. Welsh Bridge is a two-lane, single-deck cantilever bridge on the Ohio River. The bridge connects Kentucky Route 79 and Indiana State Road 135, as well as the communities of Brandenburg, Meade County, Kentucky, and Mauckport, Indiana. The construction of the bridge began in August 1964, as shown in the background of this photo, and was opened to traffic on November 19, 1966. This bridge replaced the Brandenburg Ferry which is shown in the foreground. The bridge is down the Ohio River, 30 miles from Louisville. Lee Ebner, 703 Orchard Hill Drive, Louisville, KY 40214, Louisville, KY 40214, shares this photo of Kentucky's historic past.



Richard Briggs, 1408 Elm Street, West Point, KY 40177, shares this photo taken in 1960 of the Hardin Springs Post Office in Hardin County, Kentucky. Readers are invited to share old post office photos.






Renee Turner, 2340 Copper Creek Road, Crab Orchard, KY 40419, shares this photo taken in 1917 of the Wynn/McKnight families at the old Conway Hotel in Conway, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Renee would like any information on the old hotel and the families. Otis Wynn was killed in 1925 by the sheriff of Conway. Any information on this would be appreciated. L-R: Haze Crider, Otis Wynn, Jonathan Wynn, Cynthia Wynn, Hallie McKnight, Lydia McKnight, Flora McKnight, Ida McKnight, Morsie McKnight, Bill Wynn, Emily Wynn, Elmer Wynn (baby), Mary Wynn, Olda Wynn, and Ora Wynn (not pictured).


Patricia L. Carpenter, 117 Chandler Drive, Danville, KY 40422; [email protected], shares this photo of her great-grandfather, Elijah Boggs, born 1831 and died 1916. His son, Henry Clay Boggs, was Patricia's grandfather. He was born 4/11/1863 and died 7/30/1933. The photo was taken near Eolia, Letcher County, Kentucky. No date given. Patricia would like to hear from anyone related to this family. Feel free to contact her.








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