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 March
When I was a child we lived on South Mill Street in Paris, Bourbon
County, Kentucky. This street was located across from South Main
Street and the Paris Cemetery. A railroad track ran across South
Main and along Mill Street. There were only two houses and a
pear orchard on Mill Street. At the end of the street was Spears
Mill. The street continued around the orchard and along tobacco
I would like to know something about the Spears Mill.
The Kentucky Explorer is my best source of Kentucky history,
genealogy, and enjoyable reading.
I have been doing family tree research since ca. 1970. Since
the computer has become available, my research by mail ended.
Everyone wants to use e-mail. I have not joined the computer
Keep exploring Kentucky history and sharing with everyone.
Ruby G. Hawkins
1165 Sagevale Lane
Houston, TX 77089
As a native Kentuckian of Boyd County, transplanted to Arizona,
I can't tell the staff of The Kentucky Explorer how much I enjoy
the magazine. I so look forward to each issue. Reading it takes
me back to my childhood and so many memories.
Phyllis Cornett Howard
9415 N. 99th Avenue, Apt. 2035
Peoria, AZ 85345
Thanks For Recipes
I want to thank The Kentucky Explorer for printing my request
for the butter roll recipe I was looking for.
Thanks to all the readers who sent recipes by letters and phone
I appreciate the help very much.
302 State Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Abe Lincoln Statue
I was amazed at this huge rock carving located on a large hill
on Island Creek in Owsley County, Kentucky. The carving stands
over eight feet tall and is in a very isolated area overgrown
The story I heard was that a man spent many years carving this
statue back in the late 1700s or early 1800s.
There must be a great story here. It would be of much interest
to know the history of this great piece of artwork.
As a boy growing up in Owsley County, I had heard about the Abe
Lincoln Rock many times, but never made the effort to climb the
mountain to view Old Abe. Now I realize what I missed. I suggest
everyone who can to view this rock, for it is worth the long
walk up the mountain.
For those interested in climbing the mountain, I suggest it be
done during the winter months when all the brush is dormant,
or one could walk right by the rock without seeing it. (See photo
on page 9.)
13011 Saint Filagree Drive
Riverview, FL 33569
just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.