Tag Archives: Barren River

McFaddens, Bartons, Claypools

The following has been posted in Traces a few times, the last times in Volume 26, Issue No. 4. The letter from Noah Barton to writer Wm Daniel Tolle was part of the collection of the late Jimmy Simmons. Two … Continue reading

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Fountain Run, Yesterday and Today

Taken from “Fountain Run, Yesterday and Today, on the 100th anniversaary 1855 to 1955, Lucy Goad Albright. “FOUNTAIN RUN, a small town of some 400 souls, is located in the southwestern end of Monroe County, Kentucky. According to the National … Continue reading

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From “Barren River Lake”

The following is excerpted from an article from a series that ran in the 1939 (Bowling Green) Daily News: “Port Oliver Salt Works – Trading Post in the Wilderness” by Wordney White “Of all the trails leading through Kentucky, there … Continue reading

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The Murder of Sam Weaver

When you get into researching urban legends, you get a mix of truth and fiction, every time. The more aggressive parts of a legend are the oral accounts, especially when they are accounts told by a supposed eye-witness to one … Continue reading

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Before it was Middle Bridge – The Legend Continues

This is an excerpt from an article that ran in the December 4, 1955 edition of the Park City Daily News,in Bowling Green, KY. The author of this article is not stated, but it is noted by myself that the … Continue reading

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Drum Roll – Some More Caves in the Barrens

From pages 80-81 KY Explorer magazine – May 1995. The following is a rough list, taken from even older manuscripts. 1- A series of caves on a branch of Skaggs Creek (Hacker’s Branch) about a mile north of Freedom Post … Continue reading

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The Legend of Martin’s Station

Recently, I was asked by a friend about some local information, and when I went into research mode, I pulled out some older manuscripts, and came across this bit of lore, to add to the Warren County Barren River legends. … Continue reading

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