May 2014

Scroll down and view just a sample of the many

photos you will see each month

in The Kentucky Explorer magazine.


These girls represented their schools in the May Day event held at Krypton Grade School in 1970. L-R: Sandy Howard, Krypton; Peggy Miniard, Big Willard; Laynett Halcum, Forked Mouth; Charlene Stacy, Solar; and Carlene Young, Yerkes. They are shown on the steps of the Krypton School. See "May Day Draws Large Crowd At Krypton Grade School" in the May 2014 issue of The Explorer.

The McDowell Consolidated High School (Floyd County, Kentucky) Girls Basketball Team of 1948. Front row, l-r: Catherine Reed, Alma Stumbo, Eveda Breeding, Elsie Reitz, and Esther Hamilton. Back row, l-r: Manager Marie Jones, Mable Wilson, Esteva Breeding, Violet Turner, Gilva Martin, Oneida Stumbo, and Coach Akers. Elisha Gayheart, 5120 Lily Street, Pinellas Park, FL 33782, shares this photo which was taken from the McDowell High School yearbook of 1948.

June Williamson, P. O. Box 210, Sidney, KY 41564, shares this photo of her mother, Lola Thornsbury West. Lola married Benton West. They had seven children: Joyce, Jewel, Jean and June (twins), Tom, Ronny, and Justene (died at the age of two). Lola is shown taking a break from working in her garden. Lola was the daughter of Matison and Octavia Thornsbury. She was born in 1913 and died in 1996. The photo was taken at Meathouse Fork, Canada, Pike County, Kentucky. Date of photo not given.

Walter Underwood, 4600 Tween Road, Louisville, KY 40207; 502/895-0010; wjunder@bellsouth.net, shares this photo taken at a Piggott family reunion held in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1965. Standing, l-r: Clare Piggott Mehan Clark, born 1919; Joan Pfeiffer Underwood, born 1929; Walter Joseph Piggott Underwood, born 1930; Jane Burkhead Underwood, 1933-2010; and Thomas Rust Underwood, Jr., born 1926. Seated, l-r: Tracy Elizabeth Underwood, born 1960; Eliza Piggott Underwood, 1896-1991; Lisa Bane Underwood, born 1960; George Thomas Piggott, 1903-1996; Dorothy Rowland Piggott, 1894-1975; Walter Joseph Piggott, Jr., 1892-1985; Lindsey Rowland Underwood, born 1959; and Hubert Perry Piggott, 1888-1970. Kneeling, l-r: Meredith Lee Underwood, born 1955; Laura McLean Underwood, born 1957; and Thomas Rust "Trip" Underwood III, born 1956. Meredith, Laura Lindsey, and Tracy are the children of Joan and Walter. Trip and Lisa are the children of Jane and Tom. Eliza, George, Joe, and Hubert are the children of Walter Joseph and Clare Jolly Piggott and were born and reared in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. The Underwood families were all born and reared in Kentucky.



Come along and explore with our thousands of readers.

The Kentucky Explorer Contains Over 100 Photos Each Month.