Tag Archives: North Race Street

Some of the Good Ones Are Gone

I remember how, when I was a teenager, I always thought this was a sleepy little town, typical of the South. On a Sunday morning the whole town was closed, at least until after noon, in respect for the churchgoers. … 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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Bulletproof – Marshal Winston Collins

I was reminded recently of childhood heroes we watched on Saturday mornings on our black and white televisions. Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, James Arness, all those cowboy stories and war stories, with heroes that seemed ten feet tall! And bulletproof, … 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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Occupation of Glasgow During the Civil War

As with the Cholera epidemic, when I set out on this journey, I had no intention of covering the Civil War in Barren County, except for a few odds and ends. Then someone suggested I write of Fort Williams, which sits on the … Continue reading

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