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The Porter Sinkhole

Murray Kilgore to Clarence Alcock – 24 January 1946 “Where Cleveland Avenue originates, at the Triangle Park off Leslie Avenue and Brown Street, on the third side of the Triangle is the old Zion Huggins’ place, and then Cleveland Avenue … Continue reading

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Where Backyards Meet

I have accumulated entirely too much research over the years that serves no purpose but to clutter space. Some of it still produces brick walls and dead ends over and over. But then I discover delicious tidbits of our far … Continue reading

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The Saltpetre Cave

Saltpetre Cave is the largest cavern in the eastern part of the county.It is located in a limestone cliff about a half-mile west of Temple Hill. It was discovered prior to 1811. Mr. Franklin Gorin stated in his “Times of … Continue reading

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The Mayfields and the Winlocks

There is a house on Old Bowling Green Road, or Hwy 1297, 4 miles southwest  of Glasgow, that is known to the citizens of Barren county by many different names. Today, most of us youngsters know it as the Dick Steffey … Continue reading

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Intermission

From Gorin’s “Times of Long Ago” – Pioneers had their amusements as well as hardships, and if we compared their happiness with that of the present generation perhaps we would find them as cheerful and happy, if not more so, … Continue reading

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The Brothers Adwell and the Bailey Murder – 17 November 1855

About 5 miles southeast of Glasgow, in a section of the county known as Mount Vernon country, about one mile north of Elbow Springs was once the home of “Pappy” Hall, an old shoe cobbler mentioned by Franklin Gorin in … Continue reading

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The Axeman Pt 2 – The Tale of the Field of Blood – 22 May 1832

Because of the age of this murder, there are no newspaper accounts and no local authors of early times ever made mention of the incident. Franklin Gorin, in his TIMES of LONG AGO, only mentions George Church as “one of … Continue reading

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