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TOOLS WANTED: Tool collector and woodworker looking for woodworking tools; old, unique, handmade tools, and related advertisements, catalogs, and photos. Especially, interested in history of these items. Also, looking for quality shop equipment. Fair prices paid for one tool or an entire shop. Call collect: 502/451-7706.


WEBSITE: The Samuel May House Archive. Your source for Floyd County history. Contains Big Sandy steamboats, postcard tour of Prestonsburg, Masters of Zebulon Lodge, and 80 photos of Wheelwright in 1946. Site address:


FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY: Jack May's War, Robert Perry's book about Col. Andrew Jackson May, is now available. It can be ordered from: The Overmountain Press, P. O. Box 1261, Johnson City, TN 37605. Cost is $14.95, plus $2.50, S/H.


FOR SALE: Land on Buckhorn Lake for sale. Fourteen acres one mile from the boat dock at the lodge. Will sell on land contract. Write: Ellen Pace, 1732 S. Drexel Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203, or call: 317/356-7477.


FOR SALE: I have for sale a 1966 Ford Mustang. If interested call: 606/783-1869.


WANTED: Shawhan Distillery whiskey bottles. The distillery was located at Shawhan Station, Bourbon County. Contact: David Williams, P. O., Box 154, Richmond, KY 40476.


BOOK FOR SALE: "Edrington Family Genealogy, Descendants Of Thomas Edrington Of Adair County, Kentucky." Some names included: Allen, Anderson, Gabehart, Mc-Anelly, Settles, and Weatherford. Book is 8 1/2 X 11 inches, laminated soft cover, indexed, and cost $18.50 postpaid. Order from, Claire Utt, 1518 E. 12th Street, Winfield, KS 67156-3923 by June 10th.


BOOK FOR SALE: Riney, Blandford, Mulligan, and O'Daniel Families of Maryland and Kentucky. Integrated historical and genealogical treatment by descendant, Thomas D. Riney, PhD, 284 pp. total, 8.5 X 11 in., 60#, acid free paper, photos, maps, and family trees, indexed, hardback. $43 S/H included. Order from the author at: 6755 Avenida Andorra, La Jolla, CA 92037.


BOOK FOR SALE: Tall Tales and Short Stories From the Shady Side O' Pine Mountains, by Jenkins, Kentucky native, Kedrick Sanders. Seventeen short stories reflect the humorous side of our diverse and multi-faceted Appalachian culture. Subject matter ranges from birth control to hunting ginseng; from life in the coal camps and on the farms to migration to the cities. Numerous illustrations help bring the characters to life. Lay this book on your coffee table and no one can resist reading and enjoying it.To order send $8, plus $2 S/H to: Kedrick Sanders, 245 Forest Hill Circle, Jenkins, KY 41537.


BOOK FOR SALE: High As A Cat's Back, Low As A Snake's Belly by Jenkins, Kentucky native, Kedrick Sanders, is now in its third printing; 2,000 copies sold. The author has preserved a colorful part of our mountain heritage. This humorous collection of old sayings, short stories, and jokes will provide you with hours of laughs. You'll surely want to share it with your family and friends. The collection has now grown to more the 2,000 entries. Send $8 to: Kedrick Sanders, 245 Forest Hill Circle, Jenkins, KY 41537.


WANTED TO BUY: Collector will pay adequate prices for Kentucky scrip, lumber, and merchant tokens. Will pay up front and make arrangements for delivery. Also interested in old time strap type watch fobs. Please contact: Dave Whisman, 295 Armory Road, Prestonsburg, KY 41653; or call: (606) 886-6065 after 8 p.m. Leave message and phone number if not in.


MARBLE NUTS - We lost our marbles! Please sell us yours. Machine made and hand made marbles, games, and novelties. Lonnie Conyers, 6205 W. Gray Street, Muncie, IN 47304, (765) 747-9544.


POST CARDS WANTED - Will buy or trade early Kentucky post cards (street scenes, depots, courthouses, activities, baseball teams, etc.) Have large collection, but looking for more. All towns wanted. Please send photocopies or post cards with prices or call after 7 p. m. Carl Howell, P. O. Box 116, Hodgenville, KY 42748, 502/358-4167.


BOOK FOR SALE - Mining Memories "Kenmont Coal Co." The author, Paul Lynn Ellington and over forty families, tell how it really was working and living in an Eastern Kentucky coal camp. 364 pages and over 400 pictures. Cost $24 plus $4 S/H. Paul Ellington, P. O. Box 91061, Louisville, KY 40291, or call 502/231-8819. Total price $28 each. Increase cost due to second printing.


BOOK FOR SALE: Growing Up On The Big Sandy, by Lawrence County native, Patricia Kelly Mansfield. True stories of a girl and her brother as they grew up in Appalachia during the Depression. 77 pages, plus pictures. Available at Nana's Gift in Louisa, Kentucky or send $10.70, postpaid to: Patricia Mansfield, 3802 Dorko Court, Columbus, OH 43224-2712.


PHOTO RESTORATION: I can copy and digitally improve old, faded, and cracked photos. Don't wait till time takes them away forever. Very reasonably priced. Jan Francis, 1022 5th Avenue, Dayton, KY 41074, e-mail:

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ROCKS WANTED: Will buy your rock collection or accumulation. Write: Trendelman, 5820 W. 100 N., Bargersville, IN 46106.


FOR SALE: Red River Gorge Driving Tour is a one-hour cassette tape and booklet with simple maps and instructions. Leads you through the Gorge at your own pace. Packed with history, folklore, and area information. Send $11.95, plus $2 S/H to: Sky Bridge Tours, P. O. Box 653, Campton, KY 41301.


JUST PUBLISHED - Early Kentucky Newspapers Vol. Five Book 1: A-K, Book 2: L-Z. Deaths & genealogy from scattered issues of Madison County newspapers from 1872-1917. Alphabetized by surname with index of other names. Each book 100+ pages. $23.00 each. Postage included. M. W. Elliston, 4145 Whispering Oak Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446; 805/238-2729.


BOOK PUBLISHING/REPRINTING: Digital Printing - Binding - Color Copies. Printing on demand, one at a time. Call 1-800-765-2464; e-mail: [email protected]; or write: Williams Printing Company, P. O. Box 618, Jackson, KY 41339-0618.


LEE COUNTY BOOKS: 1900 Census $20, Marriages 1870-1903 $18. Ohio residents add 5.5% tax. Robert L. Smith, 7614 Dimmick Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241-1118.


OWSLEY COUNTY BOOKS: Marriages $18; Births $26; Deaths $18; Land Records $20; Tax Books 1844-1858 $18; and Census Books: 1920 $18, 1910 $18, 1900 $18, 1880 $14, 1870 $12, 1860 $12, and 1850 $10. Available on 3.5 inch disk for $10 per title. Ohio residents add 5.5% tax. Robert L. Smith, 7614 Dimmick Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241-1118.


WANTED: As Louisville's newest used book store dealing with quality collectible books, we are always buying any uncommon or scarce Kentucky related material, particularly state, county, and municipal histories. We are interested in individual titles or large collections. Please quote titles and prices for quick response. A Reader's Corner, 115 Wiltshire Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207; 502/897-5578; or e-mail:

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SONGS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: "Over There," (1916) Enrico Caruso sings in both English and French. "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon," (1917) Billy Murray and The American Quartet. "Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning," (1918) Arthur Fields. "K-K-K-Katy," (1918) Arthur Fields. "How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm?" (1919) Arthur Fields. "Where Do We Go From Here?" (1917) The American Quartet. "It's A Long Way To Tipperary," (1915) John McCormack. "The Rose Of No Man's Land," (1917) Ernest Pike. "There's A Long, Long Trail A-winding," (1917) John McCormack. "My Buddy," (1922) Henry Burr. "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," (1909) Byron Harlan And Frank Stanley. "Hinkey Dinky Parlez Vous," (1998) Brett Young. "Grandpa, I'm Going To Be A Soldier," (1914) Byron Harlan. "The Vacant Chair," (1910) Frank Coombs. "Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land," (1918) Al Jolson. "Break The News To Mother," (1917) The Shannon Four. "When You Come Back," (1918) John McCormack. "Hand To Hand Again," (1918) Al Campbell and Henry Burr. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home,' (1912) Harry Anthony. "I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now," (1919) Al Jolson. "That Crazy War," (1998) Brett Young. One-hour cassette $11.95 postpaid from: Brett Young, Box K-3491, Knoxville, TN 37927.