July/August 2012

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This is one of the few remaining swinging bridges (above) in Harlan County, Kentucky. It is located behind the Brithaven Nursing Home on US HWY 119 in Cumberland. The bridge leads to a small farm. The Sunshine Bridge (below) at Dressen, Harlan, County, Kentucky, was torn down in March 2012 and a two-lane bridge is presently being built. The one-lane bridge was built in the late 1940s. David Gilbert, P. O. Box 1143, Harlan, KY 40831, who shares these photos, remembers walking down the railroad tracks from Elcomb and crossing the river on a swinging bridge that was once in the same location of this bridge. He would visit his grandmother, Eva Logsdon, in the early-to-mid-1940s.


David Owens, 85 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mt. Vernon, KY 40456, shares these photos of work crews of the Pine Hill Coal Company In Rockcastle County, Kentucky. The identifications of the workers and the date of the photos are unknown. Note the coal was transported by rails in mule-pulled carts.


Robert Newcomb, 6125 W. Broken Arrow Drive, New Palestine, IN 46163, shares this photo of the 1936 Crab Orchard High School girls' basketball team (Lincoln County, Kentucky). L-R: Maxine Foley, Mildred Skidmore, Dovie Ledford, Chink Collier, Marle Smallwood, Allene Ledford, Mattie Lee Adams, and Professor McWhorter.

Shelby J. Hensley, 25038 Filmore Street, Taylor, MI 48180, shares this photo of her brother, Woodrow, Miller, taken ca. 1950 in Stone, Pike County, Kentucky. Woodrow passed away in 2011.


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