Table Of Contents

October 1997

School Days At Island Creek... Page 2

Letters To The Kentucky Explorer ...4

Abe Lincoln's Boyhood Days In Kentucky ...8

Panoramic Views Of Kentucky Towns ...12

When Horses And Buggies Ruled The Road ...15

A 1935 Look At The Penitentiary At Eddyville ...16

Lessons Taught By A Thoughtful Grandpa ...18

A Visit To A Moonshine Still In 1897 ...20

Recollections Of 1930s School Days ...23

The Star Of The Game... 25

How A Young Slave Boy's Dreams Came True ...27

An Unrecorded Boone County Civil War Battle ...30

Hal Rogers Has Become Veteran Lawmaker ...32

Two Brothers Killed By Civil War Guerillas ...36

In Search Of An Old Kentucky Home ...39

Bitter Election Of 1899 Caused A Man's Death ...42

Recalling Breathitt Co.'s Deadly Frozen Flood ...47

Falls Of The Rough Has Long, Colorful History ...50

Kentucky's 1879 State Gazetteer ...53

Newport's Wiedemann Brewery Company... 56

The Great Earthquake Of 1811 ...58

Old Books Brought To Transylvania Long Ago ...62

Business Once Found On First Creek ...63

Cumberland Gap Was Great Gateway ...66

Sunbonnets Were Once Popular In Kentucky ...70

A Tribute From A Friend ...71

Big Pat Conquers Old Blackey ...73

The Wooden Family Of Hart County ...74

The Barnyard Song - An Old Ballad ...76

Kentucky Genealogy Help Line ...78

I Remember ...86

Genealogy From The Long Ago ...95

Kentucky Genealogy From Dr. Dickey's Diary ...97

Visiting Kentucky's Landmarks ...98

Family Reunions & Special Announcements ...99

Diane Sawyer Has Strong Ties To Kentucky ...100

Kentucky Kinfolks ...102

October Events To Enjoy... 104

Word Puzzle - 42 Pioneer Kentuckians ...106

Old-Time Recipes To Enjoy ...107

Kentucky Explorer Book Page... 108

Gleanings From 1878 Sketches Of Kentucky ...109

Explorer Classified Ads ...110

When The Commandery Marched - 1895 ...112