Reader Queries

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

October 2013

Krypton Depot Photo Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am looking for a photograph of the L&N Depot at Krypton, Perry County, Kentucky.
My grandfather, William S. "Doggie" Merrill, was in charge of laying the original rails from Jackson to near Hazard.
My family still resides in Krypton. I remember several years ago The Kentucky Explorer published a photo of my grandfather on a handcar on the railroad.
I would appreciate the opportunity to purchase a copy of a photo of the Krypton Depot, if anyone has one.
Keith Merrill

Bonnet Pattern Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to find an old-fashioned pioneer bonnet pattern that looks like the type worn in the series Little House On The Prairie.
I will pay the postage.
Jean Spicer
1349 Court Road
London, KY 40744

Book Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to find the book Halls At Mud Creek.
I will pay the costs.
I really enjoy The Kentucky Explorer and have had a subscription for several years.
Dorothy Potter
7084 Amity Drive
Madison, OH 44057

Looking For Old Regular
Baptist Association Minutes

Dear Editor:
I am searching for minute books from the following associations: Spencer, Red River, and/or the Red Bird.
I am looking for the minutes of these associations that are before 1950.
If anyone has any minute books of any of these associations, I would be more than happy to get them.
I am willing to pay for any minute book, along with postage and handling.
Delmer Jones
425 Lisle Road
Georgetown, KY 40324

These are only two of the many queries inside The Kentucky Explorer.