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35 Rock Hill Lane, Elizabethtown, KY On Middle Creek Near the Border Between Hardin & LaRue County
submitted by Ruth Lindsey – ATHS member #2217
For full story: http://www.aths.com/content/my-old-home
Our summer issue of Ancestral News presented Part I of the Orphan Train story. Herein is the rest of the story as told by Sylvia Frank Mabe (In Part 1 the last name was misspelled Mare), daughter of rider, William Frank.For full story: http://aths.com/content/william-frank-orphan-train-rider-%E2%80%93-part-ii
A tar like substance oozing from the ground and forming pools was the likely reason a community in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, was named Tar Fork1. Some have thought that the name was related to a fork in the road at this place. And perhaps the proximity of the area to a stream named Tar Creek in the bottom lands just to the west had something to do with the naming of the site. The stream is a tributary or fork off Clover Creek and the latter empties into the Ohio River at Cloverport, Kentucky.Full story: http://aths.com/content/tar-fork-%E2%80%93-breckinridge-county-kentucky
The Orphan Train Movement was a social experiment that transported children from crowded coastal cities of the United States, such as New York City and Boston, to willing foster homes across the country. The orphan trains ran between 1854 and 1929, relocating an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children. At the time the orphan train movement began, it was estimated that 30,000 vagrant children were living on the streets of New York City.
Complete story: http://aths.com/content/orphan-trains-%E2%80%93-part-i
“Choking cartridges” for the Union Army was legitimate war work for “noble Union girls” during the Civil War. The repetitive work required putting lead balls into a paper tube, filling the tube with gunpowder, and tying up both ends. Spilled gunpowder was swept up often during the day, the women wore special shoes, and movement was restricted. But with and without safety precautions, this essential wartime munitions work claimed the lives of nearly 100 women in explosions as fiery and fierce as any on a battlefield.
African American And A Son Of Kentucky
by U.R. Wright
For complete story: http://aths.com/content/andrew-jackson-smith-%E2%80%93-civil-war-medal-honor-recipient