May 2013

Scroll down and view just a sample of the many

photos you will see each month

in The Kentucky Explorer magazine.


Saylersville High School Basketball Team 1937-38, Magoffin County, Kentucky. Back row, l-r: Charles Preston, Edgar Prater, Marvin Penix, James Kenova Whitt, Robert Crace, and Kenneth Arnett (coach). Front row, l-r: Henry Gerald Patrick, Howard Patrick, Harry Gillum, Ernest Prater, and Harry Jack Ramey. James E. Allen, 447 Kentucky Street, Salyersville, KY 41465, shares
this photo with our readers.

On Saturday, May 13, 1916, George Smith, owned by John Sanford, won the Kentucky Derby by a neck over Star Hawk, who rallied from last place. The favored entries were Dominant (the 1915 juvenile king) and Thunderer, an unbeaten brother of stablemate, Regret. This rare postcard shows George Smith in the winner's circle with Johnny Loftus in the saddle and trainer, Hollie Hughes. Each month The Kentucky Explorer features vintage postcards, such as this one, from Carol Howell of Hodgenville, Kentucky.

Walter Hammons, 240 Blue Ridge Road, Frankfort, KY 40601; 502/695-2086, shares this photo of the employees of F. W. Woolworth Company in 1941 in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. Walter is standing in the middle of the front row. He was assistant manager at the time. No other names were given. Walter would like to hear from anyone who remembers any of these employees.


John A. McGowan, 718 Old Sano Road, Russell Springs, KY 42642, shares this photo taken in 1949 on Goose Creek, Russell County, Kentucky, near Decatur. Shown in the photo are (l-r) J. R. McGowan and John A. McGowan. The photo was taken by Glendo Richardson, son of Silas Boston "Boss" Richardson. Shown is a 1929 Model-A Ford.

Ted Taylor, 126 Willis Lane, Milton, KY 40045, shares this photo of a group making sorghum molasses on the farm of Henry Wingham in Trimble County, Kentucky, ca. 1938. L-R: Clifford Wingham, Joe Gross, Bill Raker, Ted Wingham, Henry Wingham, and Bill Wingham.

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