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Gibson Tragedy – 23 February 1953

From the Glasgow Times Thursday 26 February 1953 “Joint funeral services were conducted 25 February 1953 for a Metcalfe Co. grandfather and 3 of his grandchildren who were fatally burned Monday when fire swept his farmhouse at Cofer, about 10 … 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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An Old Time Journal

The following is an excerpted article, originally written by Samuel Tolle, Editor of Semi-Weekly News, Owensboro, KY. The article was dated 24 March 1898. “On the 13th day of last August, I left my home in Owensboro, KY, in company … Continue reading

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Wanderings – and Wonderings

In case you were wondering, I have decided to go over places I wandered about as a youngster, many years ago now. Some of the places and things I remember are only in my memories now, but oh, those were … Continue reading

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A Visit to Munford-Crenshaw Cemetery

In the June 7 1934 Glasgow Republican it is noted: “Rev. John Mulkey was buried here, but when Front Street was extended it cut into the graveyard, and WL Porter, at his own expense, had his body moved to Old … Continue reading

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A Kentucky Catacomb – aka The Bone Cave

The New York Herald, Tuesday 13 December 1870, pg. 9 Story from the Glasgow, KY Times “One day last week a party of hunters chased a fox into a cave about 5 miles from this place, on Beaver Creek, near … Continue reading

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The Misplaced Lady – The Deceptive Legend of Hammer House

Juliann Page, daughter of William Page of the Bristletown area, was born in 1802. She married first to Melkijah Gillock, and after his death, she married John T. Barlow. John lived on Boyd’s Creek, in the area where the Quarry … 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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All Hallows Eve – 31 October 1927 – Nichols’ Family Tragedy

From the Glasgow Times, November 1927 edition: “Four buried in the same grave Wednesday morning. The entire city and surrounding country was shocked, almost beyond speech, Monday afternoon when the report that Earl Nichols, his wife and two small children … Continue reading

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Jodee and Lily – A Love for the Ages

When life is hard, and times are rough, there is always that one person who tries to bring levity to the situation, put life into perspective. Joe Delafield Goode married his sweetheart, Lily Carver, and they left here for awhile, … Continue reading

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