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
Hollyhock Seeds Wanted
If any reader has any double hollyhock seeds or plants available,
I would like to buy some of them.
54 Hayden Mullins Road
Campton, KY 41301
Various Seeds Wanted
I am interested in finding seeds for blue-gray Missouri squash.
This squash is of an oblong shape with smooth skin that is slightly
Also, I am interested in the following types of bean seeds: old-fashioned,
white fall, crooked stick, and European fall.
If any reader has any of these seeds available, please contact
P. O. Box 491
Jackson, KY 41339
Fire Tower Photo Wanted
I am interested in a photo of the fire tower that overlooked
Cumber-land in Harlan County, Kentucky.
As a young boy, I would walk up the mountain to the tower. It
was exciting to climb those wooden steps to the top of the tower.
Every now and then a step would be missing.
I would like to hear from anyone who has pictures of the tower
and the cabin which sat next to the tower.
Robert Thomas Melton
3410 Fleetwood Drive
Lexington, KY 40502
Wants To Locate An Army
I have a request that I hope readers can help me with.
I was in the U. S. Army in the early 1960s with a man from Jackson,
Breathitt County, Kentucky, by the name of Franklin Gross. He
would be in his early 70s now.
If any reader has his address, I would really like to get in
touch with him.
153 E. Grande Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37601
Goff School In Clark County
I attended Goff School in Clark County, Kentucky, when I was
in the first through third grade. My teacher was Betty Taul.
My parents were Viola and Henry (stepfather) Combs.
I would like to hear from anyone who attended Goff School in
1937-1939 or anytime before or after.
Also, I would like to acquire a photo if anyone has a copy. I
will pay the costs.
Irene Combs Willoughby
314 Richmond Street
Lancaster, KY 40444