Tag Archives: New Salem Cemetery

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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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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My Uncle Was a Bootlegger…Jacksonville 1923

So the story goes, my maternal grandmother had a very tragic early life. She was 9 years old when her mother and a brother died in the 1918 Flu epidemic. John Miller Dugard had six children without a mother, and … Continue reading

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Old Richardsville Bridge Phenomena

Back in the early 1990s, I became aware of this legend when my cousin started dating a friend of mine, and they asked me to take her to her granddad’s farm near Richardsville, in Warren Co, KY. Not being familiar … Continue reading

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Defacing Signposts of the Dead

I have discussed all manner of things that teenagers, and adults as well, get up to when they are bored. It takes a certain type of person to enjoy the bizarre, the macabre, a certain thrill from chasing after ghosts … Continue reading

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Requiescat in pax – Robert Lincoln Brown’s funeral

The following clip taken from a Glasgow newspaper   The funeral of Bob Brown, who was hung here last Monday, was conducted at New Salem church, near his old home, Tuesday evening, and was attended by one of the largest … Continue reading

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Booger Hunting

My 19-year old daughter reminded me last night that I have seriously neglected this blog site, and I must say I have to agree with her.  It’s that time of year again, when nighttime begins to get longer, and the … Continue reading

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