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 2010

Wants Information On
The New Madrid Earthquake

Dear Editor:
I really enjoy reading The Kentucky Explorer.
My co-workers and I were discussing earthquakes when someone said that back in the early 1800s there was a really bad earthquake around the New Madrid fault that made the Ohio River larger and the Mississippi River run backward.
Is there any truth to this?
I would like to hear from readers from Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, and Central City and Martwick, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
Sharon Ward
5099 Crafty Drive, #4
Louisville, KY 40213

Longing For Blackberry
Jam Pie

Dear Editor:
There is a heavy blackberry bloom this year.
If the weather cooperates there should be a big crop of berries. I am longing for a blackberry jam pie like my mother used to make.
If anyone has a recipe for blackberry jam pie, I would appreciate a copy.
Also, if anyone puts up some blackberry jam this summer and has some extra they would like to sell, let me know.
Dennis Feeback
P. O. Box 237
Frankfort, KY 40602

Would Like To Read About
Taylors Of Beaver Dam

Dear Editor:
I would like to see informaion in The Kentucky Explorer about the Taylors of Beaver Dam, Ohio County, Kentucky.
Edward D. Davidson
3732 Chestnut Way
Amelia, OH 45103

Oil Spring High School
Yearbooks Wanted

Dear Editor:
I would like to have yearbooks from Oil Springs High School, Johnson County, Kentucky, for the years 1951, 1952, 1955, and 1956.
Any help would be appreciated.
Davey Castle
3623 Rich Drive
Galena, OH 43021
[email protected]