Each month, The Kentucky
Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from
our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as
many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for
"Letters to the Editor."
Here are actual letters from September
Kentuckian Guy Blakeman was a well-known fiddler in the 1940s-1950s,
and perhaps earlier. A few years ago, I had an e-mail from a
lady who said her husband, a great-nephew of Guy Blakeman, had
received, as a gift, tape recordings of his music. My efforts
to find a source for his recordings has been without result,
except a CD which has only a few of his recordings, but includes
other kinds of music.
Does anyone know of a source of Guy Blakeman's recordings-either
a current source or recordings that could be copied without infringing
on copyright laws?
Any help would be appreciated.
Carroll M. Curtis
234 Elkhorn Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Memories Of My Grandfather,
John Walker, Available
I'd like to introduce my first book, Memories of My Grandfather,
John Walker. This book tells about my grandfather's life in Hazard,
Perry County, Kentucky, and offers genealogy and obituaries on
the Stacys, Bakers, Walkers, Combses, and Camp-bells. This book
features the story of my grandfather's life during the Depression
and before and after WWII, Also, it tells how the town pulled
together during the Depression and WWII. The book has photos
and refers to web pages that offer information on genealogy and
other stories and pictures.
The book is available at: http://walkerthewalker.googlepages.com/home.
3355 Johnson Hinkle Place
Bloomington, IN 47408
Kingdom Come State Park
I have been a subscriber to The Kentucky Explorer since 1997
and also subscribe for my father, who is 91 years old and living
in Henderson, Kentucky.
I have read the book Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come which was
given to me by Pastor Oakie when I lived in San Clement, California.
I would like to acquire a postcard of the Kingdom Come State
Park for my very old friend, Pastor Oakie.
James D. Blue
Power Generation Foreman Plant "A" Operator
KBR Government Infrastructure
USM-1 Central US Mission Iraq
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Iraqna 0790 529 8182
These are just samples
of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.