Tag Archives: Glasgow Public Square

ASSASSINATED – Policeman R T Thurman Slain – Looks Like Murder Most Foul – 18 September 1914

The following information was gathered from several newspaper accounts of the era. “Robert T. Thurman, policeman of Glasgow, was murdered between 12 and 1 o’clock Friday morning (18 September 1914) on West Main street, about a half block from the … 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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The Hoodoo Wagon

The Hoodoo Wagon was an early version of a present day vending trailer. It came into existence sometime around 1908, when the first picture, above, was taken. Amie and Mamie Cooksey, daughters of Town Marshal Dock Cooksey, ran the wagon, … Continue reading

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Octagon Cottage

This unusual house is tucked back off the Beckton-Rocky Hill Road, off of Hwy 1297, very near the small hamlet of Beckton, KY. It was built in the year 1847, by William Henry Edmunds, with the help of Reuben Bates, … Continue reading

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The Tragedy and Triumphs of the Morris Family

I thought I knew how I wanted this to go, but then I was reminded that when you’re remembering the dead, sometimes they just have to speak for themselves. The majority of my information came from Emanuel Morris’ grandson, famous … Continue reading

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