Letters To The Editor

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 2012

Spears Mill
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 warehouses.
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 age yet.
Keep exploring Kentucky history and sharing with everyone.
Ruby G. Hawkins
1165 Sagevale Lane
Houston, TX 77089

Kentucky Native
Dear Editor:
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
Dear Editor:
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 calls.
I appreciate the help very much.
Ann Pennanen
302 State Street
Boyne City, MI 49712

Abe Lincoln Statue
Dear Editor:
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 by brush.
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.)
Wayne Dean
13011 Saint Filagree Drive
Riverview, FL 33569

These are just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.