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
I am in search of photographs, postcards, or sketches of the
old train depots at Moreland (Lincoln County) and Burnside (Pulaski
County), Kentucky, and photographs of times past in Liberty (Casey
Also, I am interested in information about the photographs of
the Bible Mission School that was in Clinton County in 1891-1905.
The school was founded and managed by Rev. John S. Keen. The
school published a newsletter, and I would like to know if there
are copies anywhere of those newsletters.
John Gibson wrote a booklet several years ago which provides
some information, but I am interested in learning more.
Tina McFarland Savelyev
P. O. Box 1591
Danville, KY 40423
Big Hill Coal Company
I am seeking information on Big Hill Coal Company in the Johnetta
and New Hope sections of Rockcastle County, Kentucky, from the
late 1800s to the early 1900s. The coal was hauled out by train.
The L&N Railroad ran from Brush Creek Station to the bottom
of Johnetta Hill. The railroad bed is now State Highway 1912.
Any information would be appreciated.
70 Crawford Street, Apt. 6
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
Items Wanted For Book
I am collecting stories, diaries, journals, genealogy, pictures,
recipes, old hand-written military letters, love letters, travel
postcards, or any other items family members want me to include
in a Walker-Baker-Stacy-Combs book that I am putting together
for a future purchase. Also, I will transcribe short letters,
I wish for these items to be sent to me, so I can digitally preserve
them, and they will be returned in perfect condition. All items
sent must be accompanied with a SASE. Pictures and other materials
can be sent electronically.
3355 E. John Hinkle Place
Bloomington, IN 47408
Words To Song;
I would like the words to the song "Ruby Red Rose that Bloomed
In God's Garden."
If anyone has this song, I would pay the costs.
I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer very much.
I would also like to have some old-fashioned pea seeds, the tender
204 Ryason Street
Lagrange, IN 46761
I have been a subscriber to The Kentucky Explorer for five years.
I would like to have a copy of the cookbook Home Comfort, for
which I will pay a reasonable price.
7084 Amity Drive
Madison, OH 44057
These are only two of the
many queries inside The Kentucky Explorer.