Tag Archives: Summer Shade

Neddie’s Caves and Hollow

In the years prior to the Civil War, Metcalfe County was then part of Barren County, and was a rural area, consisting mostly of small farms usually worked by family members. Metcalfe, which became a county in its own right … Continue reading

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The Real Johnny B Goode

There’s always a “famous” person up the family tree. A few years ago, while I was working on my Goode ancestry (one of my paternal gr-grandmothers was born a Goode), I was given a copy of the following letter, which … Continue reading

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Undisclosed Locations Part 2

I’m still looking for info/directions for the “House of Blue Lights” near Summer Shade. What was the name of the store that is at the intersection of Dripping Springs Road and Hwy 255 (between Bon Ayr and Park City)? Would … Continue reading

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Unrequited Love?

On 26 August 1871, so the story goes, Lucy Perkins was finishing a dress she was planning to wear, and she realized she would need to make a trip to Randolph to the store to get some supplies. John Neville … Continue reading

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