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u uif TEARS AOoaND EARLIER them owned buggies and a few had
' . surreys. Many heavy log wagon
OrMn River la the" boundary Una nd , d teams were employed In
of Ohio County on tha weat and hauling log and lumber, many
outh for about eighty miles. This ' portable aaw mills were running.
' rlrer waa Improved and opened to Framed dwelling gradually replac
navlgatlon about tha year It 35 or ed 'f houaa all over the south
1SSS. - Point Pleasant Ceralvo and, end of the county. Barna and shet-
Cromwell were trading oolnta In ter for live stock war namerou.
Ohio County, South Carrolton,
Ohio County, South Carrollton,
Paradise and Rochester were locat
ed in Mnhlenburg and Butler Coun
.ties on. Green River and did ft
flourishing business, tnuqh of which
was -drawn from Ohio County.
Oliver Cromwell Porter' founded
Cromwell and gava It part of his J three brick dwellings built, one, I
name. Abe Kahn, Archie Montague . believe, by Richard Taylor on the
and others were tradera and ran old Hartford and Morgantown road,
..general stores there. Q. C. Shanka nd one in what waa known as the
In or about 1848 Joshua Benton,
John Hunsaker, Robert Sharrod,
James Reld, William Taylor and 'J.
W. D. Coleman built each two
atory. dwelling In the Hopewell
neighborhood. Many Improvements
were made on almost every . farm
south of Hartford. There were
. put op ft large lumber mill and
Cooper put up a good flour; 'mill
' (both were run by ateam.) Shanks
waa tha first man to use what waa
-known as the "Muley Saws." Up to
. this time la Ohio County all lum
ber was hewn or aawed by hand
-with Whip Saws or by old-fashioned
'Sash Saws. iMy grandfather-Mos-.
"by James owned a mill on Indian
"Creek that was run by water power.
I can remember when he would set
' the saw for a line In a twelve-foot
..'log, start the aaw, go and have his
.lunch before the arr cut through
the log. While Shark's mill in
Cromwell using v "Muley Saws"
-would run such a line In Ave to six
minutes. The 'flour mill did a
Rochester was one of the best
-and largest trading points on Green
River and' had several stores. The
Klnnimoths, Evans, and Pools,00
-were the leading " business men.
Skllesvllla at " the mouth of Mud
TRlver was another flourishing town(
with stores and Marble Works con-
'ducted by. Craig Bros. Brewer and
-Cowan built large carding machines,
a flour mill and saw mill, that drew
-an enormous trade from Ohio and
Muhlenburg counties. Prior to the
building of the mills at Cromwell
and Skilesville, the southern and
western parts of the county bad
. -had to patronize the Hartford' mllla.
Jacob Stom founded the town of
Paradise and he also gave it its
name. Captain William Wand was
doing a good business there before
the year '61.
- The first steamer I ever saw was
In 1849 72 years ago it was the
General Breathitt. Later on the
is General Warren, General Logan,
"Sofia, Evansvllle, Bell Qulgley, Falls
City, Fulton, Bridges, Bowling
Green. Lyon, James White and sev
eral tow boats all navigated Green
River. I was at Paradise on the
occasion when three steamers with
passengers and freight 'anded, all
within an hour. Scarcely a day
Sterens neighborhood, north ot
Cromwell, and one by Tobias Taylor
near Rochester. There were frame
churches at Goshen, Green River,
Philadelphia, Beaver Dam, Pond
Run, Hopewell and Bethel.
In my boyhood days, I have seen
my father strike Are with flint and
steel, and I have on several 'occa
sions gone a mile early of a morn
ing for a live coal to kindle a Are
to get breakfast with, but that was
about 70 years ago. In 1858 R. G.
Reld and Warner Smith ran a store
boat on Green River, and I remem
ber well tint thoy kept a stork of
crme - in wooden boxe3
nViut 100 matches, and
. There were public roads froiu
Hartford to Cromwell. Rochester,
Paradise, Ceralvo, Hogs Falls Dlx-
Ferry, Williams Ferry Vans
Rime, Point Pleasant and others
from Ceralvo to Cromwell, from
Paradise to Plncheco, from Crom
well to Leitchfleld, and from Crom
well - to Wilsons and Borah Ferry.
All important streams were bridged.
There were seven or eight voting
precincts in the southern end ot
Ohio county, Baizetown, Cromwell,
Beaver Dam-, Cool Springs, Brown's
Tan Yard, Rockport, Centertown,
Ceralvo and Point Pleasant.
In 1866 there were three lines
surveyed for Railroads through
Ohio county. One surve y crojsed
Green River at Paradise, one at
Rockport (then known as Batons
Ferry) and one at Ceralvo. The
road was known as the Elizabeth
town and Paducah line. The piers
for the bridge were quarried in
Rockport and a locomotive was
brought to Rockport on a barge,
unloaded and placed on the track in
1869 or 1870, matl, freight and
passenger train were running on
regular time-tables in 1871.
The farmers of southern ,' Ohio
County were well posted In agricul
ture. Farming papers were found
passed that we did not see one or almost all center tables. The
more steamers blow in for landing 'Louisville Farm and Home predomi
along Green River. It is said that fnated. Religious literature was
-Green River Is the -deepest river in liberally distributed among all
the world considering its width and ! church members, the Western Re
length. So far as I know, thlsjcorder and the Christian Advocate
statement has never been disputed In the lead. Political journals were
for It Is never unnavtgable and sel- plentiful. The Courier-Journal,
dom freezes up. j Cincinnati Times and Commercial,
Spinning wheels winding blades, the New York Times and other pa
and handlooms were' almost all laid Pers were common with us. As to
aside fifty years ago. People were I social features, there was the old
wearing store clothes and custom stand-by, Godey'a Lady Book, and i
made shoes and the girls began to Peterson's Magazine. The Holy Bl
leeorate themselves with ribbons, We was In every home, and our
and filils. When I was a small boy girls modestly followed the fashions,
,Jhe farmers cut much pf. their wheat perhaps with cheaper materia! and
with sickles but cradles soon took less trimmings, but the cutting and
the place of sjckles. Grass was flitting was very close to the fash
cut with scythes and wheat was Ions ot the day, especially in re
tread Out on the ground by driving igard to the exaggerated hoop skirts
oxea or horses over It or threshed of that period. When at a church
out with flails. The first thresher basket dinner, Sunday school picnic
In this end of the county was for at a social dance our girls look-
If was only a
This Is a Store of Service
jT doesn't matter whether you come in
for a necktie or for a Society Brand
Overcoat we serve you to the best of
our ability.- If you simply want to look
around, you're free to do it. We'll help
you in your selections, but we won't try
to sell you anything you don't want.
That's our idea of service,
The Bennett Clothing Co.,
THE MEN'S STORE
Central City, Ky.
operated In 1860
cylinder with teeth in 't. The wheat
chaff and straw all came out to
gether and had t- be separated by
"hand. In 1861 Jis.hua Benton operat.
a separator In this community. It
separated straw and wheat, but left i reading,
ed like flower garden and their
beauty and, behavior would compare
favorably with any bevy of girls In
the state or elsewhere.
Schools usually were taught In
three months terms. Spelling,
arithmetic and writing
tha chaff mixed with the grain.
Fifty-four years ago there was a
were all the branches taught In this
neighborhood up to about 1860. At
combined reaper and mower In the 'that time Michael Nourse from the
Hopewell neighborhood and year east came to the neighborhood and
later there were two or three single started rrkate school, teaching
mowers run In that community. J. the .higher grades. Many of
R. Shull and L. T. Reld ran the first community took advantage of
reaper and mower In this end of school to. prepare themselves (for
tha county. The first combined college. Mr. Nourse. taught up' to
thresher and separator was run by the year 1870. He was a noted
Columbus Reld. character, a good teacher, and hon-
The first Sorghum In this com- est man, but he was certainly a
munity was raised on the Reid farm "rough ashler," ft very strict dls
lu about 18S6 or 1857. The seed was cipllnarlan, and administered con
brought from the Shenandoah Val- dlgn punishment without fear or
ley of Virginia by Rev. W. T. Raid favor. He certainly ruled with an
and was known as "Chinese Sugar Iron rod, but be seldom failed to
Cane." R. G. Reld made the first advance bis pupils. . Mr. Frank;
cane mill In the 'neighborhood to Grlfflnn one of the most noted
grind this crop Ot catae. It . was professors In the state at that time,
made of wood, the rollers or drums conducted the Hartford Seminary,
were turned by hand aud operated He taught Greek and Latin and
by horse power. This crop of cane educated soma of our most dlstln
turoed Qut considerably mora than gu'.shed men and women in Ken
one hundred gallons of the blackest tucky. , l.
-syrup that was ever mads but It waa Fifty years ago farms were abund
surely sweet. - ant in the Rockport, Cromwell and
Fifty years ago " nearly N every Beaver Dam districts. Many farms
farmer in this part of the county joined each other. You could
owned a two horse wagon, many of travel mlluu aud miles on the pub
lic roads and be In sight of a farm
all the tne. Especially was this
a fact about Beaver Dam, Cromwell,
I Paradise, Ceralvo and Point Pleas-
'nt. Many good substantial dwell'
1 lngs and commodloua barns dotted
the map ot southern Ohio County
I reasonably believe thia was the
'fact throughout the whole county
I fifty years ago. The writer who
contributed an article to the Hart-
I ford Republican recently surely
made a mistake In dates or else he
was sadly misinformed as to the
history of the county. His stated
1 ments would have corresponded
ii. i. very won wuu cunuuiun. seventy-
the, ve or one hundred years ago.
LYCURGUS T. REID,
. Rockport, Ky.
Chiropractic Make Perfect
Rastus: "Feller, why for yo'all
dabblln wid dU here oysteropathyT'
Sambo: " 'Cause Ah done read
la a book dls oysteropatby done
treat ob de manipulatl.V oh bones,
and de onlest partiality Ah'a got Is
humonln' de gallopin' dominoes to
pass In review.'!
American Legion Weekly.
BURLY TOBACCO ORGAN
"Professor," asked the young la
dy visitor "what is the strange odor
la this the chemical
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 16. The co- in this room.
operative tobacco marketing asso-j laboratory?"
elation is a fact . It came Into ex-1 .No my
lstence tonight at :33 o'clock when ! the Latln claM room ..
the organization committee adopted ..0f course! How stupid of met
the report of a special committee of , knew th a
American Legion Weekly.
ten; declaring that 84.85 per cent
of tha burlev toharno In If anturlrv !
Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee bad
been pledged to th association.
On the. basis of figures submitted
to the association by the county
chairmen, the Commttee of Ten re
ported that the total productnn ot
burley In the territory In 1920 was
209,203,482 pounds and that of 1 1 is
amount 177,521.263 pounds had
been pledged to the association.
. - News Bring Pemonstratloa
When Judge Robert W. Bingham.
chairman ot the organization com
mittee, made this announcement
tbs procedure ot the meeting . was
Interrupted by Ave minutes ot pro
longed cheering and applause.
They Have Their Reasons
Some people wed, I have been told,
Purely from animosity; .
And some tor love, and some, for gold
And some tor curiosity.
American Legion Weekly.
The number of Southern Agricul
turist subscriptions we have to GIVE
AWAY is limited. Hurry.
WANTED Men or Women to
taka orders among ; friends and
neighbors for the genuine guaran?
teed hosiery, full Una . tor men
women and children. Eliminates
darning. Ws pay 78a an hour
spare time, or 136.00 ft week for
full time. Experience unnecessary.
Writs International Stocking M11U,
Norrlstown. Pft. '. 11-lOt
Tbs Hartford. Iiarsid, ft.KQ the ysaj
"Really," guspeil the automobiliat
bending over his victim, "really,
didn't bit you liiioutioually." ,
"Aw, go on," returned the fallen
one belligerently, "whatcher got"
that bumper on yt'r car for, If you
don't aim to go rutiniu into people?
American Legion Weekly.
The Hartford Hciiild, 81.00 the
Sleep fifteen or twenty ml;:
utes longer every morning:. Hor. '
That's easy no fires to build with
Hlch Oven Range,
Put in half a bucket cf cc
before going to bed. It will hold 1
all night and there will still be ft
enough to cook your breakfast wit
Boa our assortment of Cole's High Oven Ranges.
Ltt of install your1 today.
i.F. t ASEBlER SOX, C
v Beaver Dam Ky.