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 February
Born At Guage,
Breathitt County, Kentucky
I am looking for information on the community of Guage, Breathitt
I was delivered at Guage on December 19, 1942, by a midwife named
Any pictures of the post office, general store, or garage would
Also, I would like a copy of the book Bloody Breathitt, if it
can be obtained.
12510 Westshore Drive
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
Request Family Stories,
I previously made a request for family histories, pictures, documents,
etc. for a homework project I am working on in college. I will
be continuing the project, collecting for classes coming up in
I would appreciate any information.
3355 John Hinkle Place
Bloomington, IN 47408
Searching For Info.
On George Caudill
I look forward to receiving The Kentucky Explorer each month.
I got acquainted with George Caudill from Letcher County, Kentucky,
when I was in Ashland, Kentucky, in the early 1950s.
Any information about George would be appreciated.
Herbert H. Horn
144 Amanda Northern Road
Lancaster, OH 43130
I have 55 Kentucky Explorer magazines dated from 2003 to 2010.
I am asking $50, plus shipping.
Sue M. Corbitt
125 W. Fern Drive
Orange City, FL 32763
Liver Stew Recipe Wanted
I am looking for an old recipe called liver stew.
I would like to have the history of the areas in Kentucky of
Andy, Andyville, Martha, Virgie, Susie, and the Little Knot.
Also, I would like to have a few seeds from the large orange
3744 KY HWY 39 N.
Crab Orchard, KY 40419
More On Carbide Lighting
In a letter in the November 2010 issue of The Kentucky Explorer,
Roger T. Rankin asked if anyone remembered carbide lighting.
I was born in 1937 at Red Fox, Perry County, Kentucky, and carbide
lighting was all we had to light our home. It would be so good
to go back to those days.
23023 State Route 37
Marysville, OH 43040
Words To Songs Wanted
I hope someone can help me with the lyrics to two songs.
Some of the lines in the first song are "The code of the
mountains, way down in the backwoods, the code of the mountains
way back in the hills. They caught him at daybreak way back in
the mountains; they caught him at daybreak way back in the hills.
One shot, then another, and Charlie lay dead."
The second song is evidently about a mine cave-in. Some of the
lines are "I am the son of a miner and my father's father
was a miner, too. When every mother's son knelt down to pray..."
I remember hearing these songs in the 1940s.
720 New Light Circle
Winfield, TN 37892
just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.