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 April
New Project: Reconstructing
The Town Of Butler
After publishing three books on the town of Butler, Pendleton
County, Kentucky, I am starting a new project. At the age of
74, I am coupling my earlier hobby of model trains with the reconstructing
of the town of Butler to scale in the approximate years of 1880
to 1900. That was the exciting time, I think. Of course, it had
a railroad that ran right through the town, which started as
the Kentucky Central and later became the Louisville & Nashville.
The help I am looking for is in the form of any railroad photographs
from Lexington to Covington. Old photos should show me some of
the landscape and buildings of the time. I have started with
the first building of my choice which is the Union Hall. Everything
has to be done from scratch, so any help I receive will be appreciated.
Stanley R. Bradbury
3789 Peach Grove Road
California, KY 41007
Thanks To Wilbur G. Burdine
The two-part article in the January and February 2012 issues
of The Kentucky Explorer on pages 18-21 by Wilbur Burdine was
very good reading. I would like to express my thanks for his
I am also a friend of Charles Greene of Middlesboro, and I'm
going to make sure he gets a copy of the magazine.
If my theology is correct, concerning God's provisionary care,
I think that is the reason Wilbur lived through the war. Hebrews
1:14 proves that God does protect those people who will believe
on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.
121 Ronald Lane
Cumberland Gap, TN 37724
Recipes Were A
Thanks to The Kentucky Explorer for publishing my request for
a recipe for a frozen fruit cake. I received many recipes from
I wish to thank everyone who sent the recipes. Each one was delightfully
different, and I am putting them all in my Christmas recipe book.
The Kentucky Explorer is a wonderful means of information and
6235 W. Mount Carmel Road
Fredericksburg, IN 47120
Does Anyone Remember?
I would like to know if any Kentucky Explorer readers remember
a restaurant which, I think, was called Daniel Boone Log Cabin.
It was located either on Route 25, 27, or 127. My family used
to stop there on the way to Tennessee.
The best I can remember is that it sat at the bottom of a hill,
and there was a small bridge near it. We used to stop and eat
there just about everytime we went south. This was before I-75
If anyone remembers and has a picture of this restaurant, I surely
would like to see it printed in The Kentucky Explorer.
7373 Lawyer Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244
just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.