Reader Queries

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

July/August 2008

Buffalo Trace Map Wanted;
Schools To Be Renovated

Dear Editor:
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.
Dixie Scott
Robertson Co. Tourism Commission
1158 Alhambra Road
Mayslick, KY 41055

Info. Wanted On The
Central Kentucky Asylum

Dear Editor:
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

Searching For Words To Song
Dear Editor:
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 me.
Marie Williams
229 Redbank Drive
Fairborn, OH 45324