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Volume 25 - 2013

Vol. 25 No. 1 - Spring 2013

      • A Knox County Rosie the Riveter: June Miler Gatliff, 1924-2016, interviewed by Charles Reed Mitchell and Ina Mitchell Gatliff
      • The Barbourville Story, Parts 5 and 6, written by W.S. Hudson and prepared by Douglas Bargo
      • The Bank of Barbourville, 1818-1820, written by Kenneth H. Tuggle
      • Nasby Mills on Stinking Creek, Knox County, Kentucky, Part 3: Nasby Mills On Left Hand Fork of Stinking Creek, 1823-1833, written by Michael C. Mills
      • The Barbourville Governors: 1939 Kentucky Amateur Baseball Champions, with information for this sketch from Phil Fox and Shirley "Buck" Treadway

Vol. 25 No. 2 - Summer 2013

    • Congressman Caleb Powers arguing for funding for a post office and mine rescue station in Barbourville, Kentucky by Douglas Bargo. The article focuses on coal and prosperity.
    • W.S. Hudson’s The Barbourville Story, Parts 7 and 8, prepared by Douglas Bargo. The article focuses on railroads and oil and gas production and the Knox County Fair
    • The Daniel Boone Festival's grand marshals, outstanding citizens and oldest able bodied citizens by Charles Reed Mitchell
    • Part 4 of the Nasby Mills story on Stinking Creek by descendant Michael C. Mills
    • Linda Oxendine-Douglas wins the 2016 Susan Arthur Historical Preservation Award
    • Large photo of Governor Flem D. Sampson during the Barbourville Horse Exposition at the Minton Fairgrounds, 20 July 1928.

Vol. 25 No. 3 - Fall 2013

  • Early Railroad History in 19th Century Knox County, including The Tunnel: Railroad Construction at Brafford's Ridge and Emanuel Around the Turn of the 19th Century. Included are photos of the Emanuel Hollow Tunnel today; the construction of the L&N tunnel at Emanuel in 1921; a diagram of the old tunnel at Brafford's Ridge; concrete poured tunnel being topped with rock and fill earth in 1922; and a Marion shovel loading western narrow-gauge dump cars in 1921.
  • The Barbourville Story, parts 9 & 10, written by W.S. Hudson about the town's contribution of distinguished men to the nation's service, with additional articles from Frederick A. Wallis, Douglas Bargo and Charles Reed Mitchell. Photos are of Judge Ida Mae Adams, U.S. Senator William Abner Stanfill, Governor Flem D. Sampson, Walter G. Campbell, head of the Federal Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C., Dr. Allan D. Tuggle and Rear Admiral Richard B. Tuggle.
  • Nasby Mills on Stinking Creek in Knox County, Kentucky, Part 5: Nasby Mills Leaves Bell Fork, 1839-1840 by Michael C. Mills. Photos are of Isaac Mills II and wife Mary, Obie Mills, John M. Bingham, and early 20th century deed map of Stinking Creek.
  • Article and photo of the late Dr. Harold L. Bushey with his caplock rifle given to him by a patient
  • Article about Barbourville poet Sue Ann Wolfe Scalf (1935-2018), including photo

Vol. 25 No. 4 - Winter 2013

  • The Mintons and the Minton Hickory Mill and Horse Stables prepared by Douglas Bargo and featured in the Barbourville Story, Parts 11 and 12, written by W.S. Hudson. Photos are of famous golfer Bobby Jones shown with Vendetta, World's Grand Champion Saddlebred Horse at the Minton Horse Show in 1926;T.W. Minton and his lumbermen and wood workers at the first location of the Minton Hickory Mill; and various other photos of the T.W. Minton & Co. hickory mill; A tribute to Nola E. Minton over the years by Jane Minton Blair with three photos of Ms. Minton over the years.
  • Nasby Mills on Stinking Creek, Part 6: Nasby Mills at Brices Creek, 1840-1865 by Michael C. Mills. Photos are of Evie Mills and David Mills at the grave of Nasby Mills.
  • The Great Flood of 1946 by John S. "Jack" Gibson, with photos of the Robert E. Viall house on the corner of College and High streets at the height of the 1946 flood and the unique Wimmer house on College Street.
  • The Museum Bookshelf features reviews by Susan Liford and Ina Gatliff of Deborah Gray's Lessons My Maw Taught Me and Other Memorable Stories; and a note by Charles Reed Mitchell about Don Dampier's new book about basketball beginnings in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • Article and photo about new signs drawing attention to Big and Little Richland Creeks in Knox County, Kentucky.

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