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 April 2012


New Project: Reconstructing
The Town Of Butler

Dear Editor:
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
Dogwood Hill
3789 Peach Grove Road
California, KY 41007

Thanks To Wilbur G. Burdine
Dear Editor:
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 service.
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.
Don Collett
121 Ronald Lane
Cumberland Gap, TN 37724

Recipes Were A
Delightfully Different

Dear Editor:
Thanks to The Kentucky Explorer for publishing my request for a recipe for a frozen fruit cake. I received many recipes from different locations.
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 entertainment.
Margaret Ford
6235 W. Mount Carmel Road
Fredericksburg, IN 47120

Does Anyone Remember?
Dear Editor:
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 was built.
If anyone remembers and has a picture of this restaurant, I surely would like to see it printed in The Kentucky Explorer.
William Rich
7373 Lawyer Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244


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