The new issue of the Museum's quarterly magazine, The Knox Countian, features coal and prosperity in 1917 as promoted by U.S. Congressman Caleb Powers in his proposed bill to obtain funding for a post office and mine rescue station in Barbourville, Kentucky.
The issue was published in late December 2017.
Also featured in the magazine:
Vol. 25 No. 2 - Summer 2013
• 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.
• Daniel Boone Festival and its grand marshals, outstanding citizens and oldest able bodied citizens by Charles Reed Mitchell
• Part 4 of the Nasby Mills story on Stinking Creek by Michael C. Mills
• An article about Linda Oxendine-Douglas winning 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.
The issue (Vol. 25, No. 2) is available at the museum at a cost of $3 or can be ordered via our website for $3 plus 6 percent sales tax and $1.25 shipping.