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 November 2012
Mail Buggy Photo Interesting
I have been a subscriber to The Kentucky Explorer since 1997. I enjoy it very much and always look for information on Left and Right Beaver Creeks located in Floyd County, in Eastern Kentucky.
Living in Greenfield, Ohio, the cover of the September 2012 issue of the magazine was very interesting.
I think the mail buggy shown in the photo might have been produced by the C. R. Patterson Company in Ohio.
C. R. Patterson's son, Frederick, went to Ohio State University for three years, then taught history at Louisville Central High School for five years. While in Kentucky he met Bettie Estelline Postell of Hopkins-ville. She earned a teaching degree in 1894 from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Fred and Estelline married on September 11, 1901. Their sons, Frederick and Postell, kept the business going after the company started making cars and busses in 1915.
Estelline Postell taught school in Hopkinsville a short time and four years in a mission.
Some of this information was taken from the book The C. R. Patterson and Son Company, Black Pioneers In the Vehicle Building Industry, 1865-1939. For more information visit the website: hurricanecreek
5079 State Route 138
Greenfield, OH 45123
Holly In Wolfe County
I am trying to locate the former site of Holly in Wolfe County, Kentucky.
Also, I would like to have copies of any articles regarding this area that have appeared in The Kentucky Explorer.
100 Nancy Avenue
Danville, KY 40422
I was born and reared in Beech-mont, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. I moved to Virginia in 1960, but Beech-mont will always be home to me.
Our homeplace still stands and is the oldest home there. My sister, Judith, struggles to keep the home in shape and livable.
I go there at least once a year for a six-week visit. Judith and I sit on the front porch and reminisce.
I never knew of The Explorer until I received the April 2012 issue from a cousin.
I would really like to read about Muhlenberg County and surrounding areas in some of the future issues.
121 Eubank Drive
Jamaica, VA 23079
Davidsons Of Clay County
Thanks for publishing the information on the David and Felix Davidson families of Clay County, Kentucky.
I wish to make two small corrections.
Drucilla Davidson married Gilbert Hays, not Hays Gilbert. Also, my name is Gerry McCowan, not Gary.
I would like to add that David, James, and Tyra were the grandsons of Daniel Davidson, the Revolutionary War soldier. He is my fourth-great-grandfather.
824 Waterworks Road
London, KY 40741
These are just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.