It is the purpose of this page to introduce you to a monthly magazine all about Kentucky, its history, genealogy, and travel. Below you will find examples of features found in the Explorer. A free full sample issue is also available for download. Of course, if you like what you see, we invite you to subscribe.
The Kentucky Explorer’s pages are filled with stories as unique and captivating as the landscape in which they took place. Below are but a few examples of the varied content you can expect to find inside our little magazine. Simply click on a page thumbnail to read part of a sample story.
The Boston Globe – 1889
By Richard T. “Dick” Bealmear
By Hazel Robertson – 2014
Editor’s Note: Mrs. Herschel (Jean) Combs of Dema, Kentucky, would like to share this letter written by her grandfather, Lindsay (L. D.) Mosley, when he was 81 years old. He was a well-known and respected Old Regular Baptist preacher for about 60 years. He was chosen as moderator of the Caney Fork Church of Raven, Knott County, Kentucky, about the year of 1885 and faithfully served until his death on February 7, 1945, at the age of 89. His life history is described in this letter.
If any reader has a photo of Lindsay Mosley, Jean would appreciate hearing from you.
By Lindsay (L. D.) Mosley
By Charles H. Bogart
By Marshall Myers
Editor’s Note: Daniel Boone’s adventures continue from the History of Kentucky edited by Judge Charles Kerr. In this auto- biographical narrative, Boone tells of his passage through the Cumberland Gap, leading a party of settlers that cut the Wilder- ness Road in 1775. Boone’s trailblazing efforts established a route used by thousands in the first westward migration. This is the second part of a four-part series.
History of Kentucky – 1922
As Written By Daniel Boone
By Ward Harrison – 2013
By Dr. Gordon Wilson
Since The Kentucky Explorer is an illustrated magazine, hundreds of old and new photos and artwork illustrate our pages throughout the year. Old engravings and sketches from the long ago are used. Thus, The Explorer acts as a distributor of certain rare, published materials many of which are all but impossible to find today. Many of these should be of great interest to the average Kentuckian.
In addition to great stories and pictures each issue includes the following sections. Click on “+ Feature Description” to become more familiar with a particular section. Click on a page thumbnail to read a sample page from that section.