November 2012

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This three-story building is the Phoenix Hotel in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. Herman Lacy mentions staying at this hotel in his memiors of National Guard duty during WWI (part one of this article is printed in the November issue and the conclusion in the December issue). The hotel was owned at that time by Herman's uncle, John Franklin Cooper. It was located across the street from the National Guard Armory. Herman stayed at this hotel while the guardsmen were packing up their military equipment to go overseas during WWI. (Photo courtesy of James Allen.)

Sally Shifflett, 7800 Suffolk Court, Alexandria, VA 22315; [email protected], shares photos taken, ca. 1946, at the Witherspoon School/College at Buckhorn, Perry County, Kentucky. Shown here are four unidentified boys (one barely visible) doing their chores at the school. See other photos from Witherspoon in this month's issue.

Lewis & Drye Auto Inn Garage, Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky, ca. 1913. Parked side-by-side on Proctor Knott Avenue in Lebanon, are ten new 1913 Ford Model-T automobiles. Prospective purchasers are either standing beside or sitting inside the Model-T of their choice as they pose for the camera of Lebanon photographer J. W. Miller.

A Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky, couple and speed limit sign, ca. 1915. An unidentified young lady and her suitor happily pose for the photographer in Hodgenville as they stand beneath a city-mandated 8 mph speed limit sign. The Hodgenville City Council had approved an ordinance which set the speed limit in that section of town lower than the maximum established by statute.

Eula Jean Hasty Lyons, 4828 Hickory Hollow, Middletown, OH 45042; 513/425-6755; [email protected], shares this photo of the 1952 eighth grade graduating class of Camargo School, Montgomery County, Kentucky. Jean is trying to get the names of these students. The only person she knows is herself. She is the 20th one from the left, in the front row. Feel free to contact her with any information.

Jim Tackitt, 260 Bella Vista Way, Rio Vista, CA 94571, shares this photo taken on Long Fork Road in Pike County, Kentucky. Sitting in front is Cornelius Little, 1859-1936, son of Moses Little and Candance Osborn; and Lucinda Tackitt Little, 1862-1945, daughter of Abel Tackitt and Rebecca Caudill. Back row, l-r: Amil Little, 1906-1987; Thomas Jefferson Little, 1897-1935; Willard Little, 1894-1962; Ballard Little, 1892-1965; and Hibbard Little, 1880-1967. Date of photo not given.

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