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 June
Claysville Now A Memory
My grandparents, Gus and Marian Moore, lived in Claysville, Harrison
County, Kentucky. I would visit and spend time with them when
I was young. I used to play around the bridge located near my
grandparents' home. When I was eight years old, during the summer
of 1953, the bridge burned. I have a lot of good memories of
The bridge was built over the Licking River on U. S. Highway
62. The highway ran through the city of Claysville.
Today, there are concrete supports still standing in the Licking
River where the bridge once stood.
At one time, Claysville was a popular place to live, but due
to river flooding problems in the town, people left and now Claysville
is just a memory for those who were lucky enough to experience
700 Mt. Zion Road
Florence, KY 41042
Name Of Melungeon Boys
I am interested in finding out the names of the Melungeon boys
who are pictured on page 32 of the March 2011 issue of The Kentucky
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
112 Poplar Street
Berea, KY 40403
Searching For Phyllis Martin
I enjoy and appreciate The Kentucky Explorer very much. I can't
wait to get it each month.
I'm searching for Phyllis Martin. She was a friend of my mother
when they were young girls. Phyllis' father, Rev. Albert Martin,
was the minister at Upper Salt Lick Church located in Bath County,
Kentucky. Her mother's name was Susie. The family lived in Powell
County. I think Phyllis may live in Michigan now.
Any information would be appreciated.
P. O. Box 24
Olympia, KY 40358
Dogs In The Military
I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer. I remember my younger days when
I grew up near Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky.
I would like to hear from any Kentuckian who was with a Scout
Dog or Sentry Dog Company during the Vietnam War.
There were 4,000 dogs and 8,000 handlers that went through the
Vietnam War. Most of the handlers came home, but the dogs were
abandoned in Vietnam. These dogs saved many lives in Vietnam.
The military estimated 10,000.
Many handlers tried to bring their dogs home, but due to military
policies, they were not allowed.
A bill was sent through Congress, during President Bill Clinton's
Administration, to bring future war dogs back home. I don't know
if it was ever passed.
I'll always believe that dogs are man's best friend.
817 Mayfield Drive
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.