Each month, The Kentucky
Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from
our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries,
ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying
to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.
Here are a few queries from
Ivyton And Bear Tree Schools
I would like any information and photos of the Ivyton and the
old Bear Tree Schools in Magoffin County, Kentucky.
My dad, Ollie Williams, and my mother, Pearlie McKenzie Williams,
both attended the Bear Tree School. My siblings and I attended
the Ivyton School.
Mr. Hurl Scott was a teacher at both schools, teaching my parents
and later their children. He was a good teacher for many years.
Any information would be appreciated.
738 Limestone Branch
Salyersville, KY 41465
Ralph Stanley Knife
And Bean Seeds Wanted
I am looking for a Ralph Stanley pocketknife, which has his picture
on the handle. I would be interested in purchasing it, if it
is not too expensive.
Also, I'm looking for dried beans, if anyone has any for sale.
80 Kiser Drive
Tipp City, OH 45371
Cockscomb Flower Seeds
I have an abundance of cockscomb flower seeds available.
If a reader would like to have some of these seeds, please send
me a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
25430 Colgate Street
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
I have over 11,000 record albums, and each time I get The Kentucky
Explorer, I look for requests for songs. If I have them, I send
the person a copy of them on CD.
There are three songs I would like to have a copy of. They are
"Count The Milestones," "Boney Fingers,"
and the third song has the words "if Texas saw what Arkansas,
what did Tennessee."
I would appreciate any help.
Also, I would like to purchase a record album by "The Trace
1525 Dry Ridge Mt. Zion Road
Dry Ridge, KY 41035
These are only two of the
many queries inside The Kentucky Explorer.