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
Trace Map Wanted;
Schools To Be Renovated
I am searching for a copy of a map showing the original Buffalo
Trace, beginning at Limestone (aka Maysville, Kentucky) to where
it ended. The map should also show some of the hotel spas that
were along the way which used the mineral water that was bottled
at Blue Licks State Park and shipped all over the world. There
were also the salt springs and salt licks that brought many settlers
and buffalo to the area.
The Robertson Company Tourism Commission is in the process of
renovating the Ogden Ridge and Piqua schoolhouses. These are
one-room schoolhouses. The Ogden Ridge School is a log structure.
The tourism commission would like to reconstruct the schools
as close to the originals as possible. Any photos anyone may
have to share of the schools would be helpful. Also, former students
of these schools are invited to share memories.
Robertson Co. Tourism Commission
1158 Alhambra Road
Mayslick, KY 41055
Wanted On The
Central Kentucky Asylum
I would like any information about the Central Kentucky Asylum
in Lakeland, Jefferson County, Kentucky. A relative died there
in 1912, and I would like to know if the facility is still there
(under a different name I hope). Is the cemetery still there?
Any information appreciated.
W. G. Shively
401 Del Rio Drive
Burlington, WA 98233
For Words To Song
I am looking for a song that has the words Little shoes with
soles all ragged, by the bed where our boy used to lay. He is
gone from our home, left us here all alone.
If anyone knows the words to this song, feel free to contact
229 Redbank Drive
Fairborn, OH 45324