Bloody Harlan Home Page Alva Memorial.htm

 

Date:        29 Mar 2005
Time:        11:18:31
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This was a terrific idea. This could be (and should)
a very important beginning of a way to save information about Black Star. I hope many will send or share their materials with you.
 
                                      Robert E. Arnett

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Date:        29 Mar 2005
Time:        18:32:57
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Trent, this is a GREAT site.....will pass word among friends and family. Tim Cornett

 

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Date:        30 Mar 2005
Time:        07:07:41
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Trent thanks for allowing me to visit this site.  It is beautiful.  So many memories!

Randy Oplinger
Class of 1959
Blackstar High School

 

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Date:        01 Apr 2005
Time:        11:04:17
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Very interesting.  I love the old photo.
Alicia Branstutter Kruse

 

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Date:        01 Apr 2005
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This is the first time I really found out my fathers backgroud and  the history of his family.
It would have been nice to hear it from his family before I turned 30.
A sincere Thank You to Alicia Kruse for contacting me and bringing a part of my fathers family to life for the first time.
It is to bad that no one else cared until now.  Adoree in California 

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Date:        03 Apr 2005
Time:        09:28:59
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Mom and I have enjoyed your website.
My parents are Stewart (deceased) and Vivian Willis
We lived in Black Star from 1934 to 1952.
Janet, Dorothy and Betty Jean Willis attended
Black Star School.
Janet Cox (nee Willis) jcox41@cinci.rr.com

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Date:        03 Apr 2005
Time:        18:34:38
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Ethel Hamilton

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Date:        03 Apr 2005
Time:        19:32:46
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All my life I have heard of Black Star. From my Mamaw (Winnie) Rose, my Daddy (Orville) Rose, and anytime anyone from Black Star got together,
that's what they talked about, growing up in Black Star and their memories of Black Star. I went there once as a little girl to a reunion.
There wasn't much left then. My Papaw (Starlin Rose) was a Fire Boss in the mines. Mamaw always talked about "Old" Doc Hodge and
"Young" Doc Hodge. It always sounded like everyone who lived there was a big family, unlike today, where we don't know a lot of our neighbors.
I have enjoyed this web site tremendously! You have done a great job.
Lisa Rose Woolum
lisalrose@hotmail.com

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Date:        04 Apr 2005
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We really enjoyed revisiting Alva.We hope to attend the annual reunion this fall.Bill G. and Alma G.Hulsey Johnson from Vicksburg,Mich.
Old friends can e~mail us at Krazyboutbirds@webtv.net

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Date:        04 Apr 2005
Time:        16:03:34
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I LOVE THIS WEB PAGE!!!!!  I think it was a great ideal!
The photos bring back a lot of happy and sad memories. Dear old Black Star we love it so and will never forget the memories of the camp and
the school, the ole swimming hole, churchs and everyting associated with this little community.
I graduated in 1955 and 40 years later married my high school sweetheart Bobby Gene Burnette.
                   Phyllis (Steele) Burnette

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Date:        05 Apr 2005
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CLAYTON TAYLOR--GREAT IDEA!  REALLY ENJOYED THE PIC. OF B. S. BASEBALL TEAM.

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Date:        06 Apr 2005
Time:        16:06:16
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I was doing a research paper on Mining camps for college and I stumbled up on your web site. Nice site!!

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Date:        06 Apr 2005
Time:        16:41:53
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Trent, Great site,you have done alot of work.

Thanks

Jerry Kindred
jkindred@mikrotec.com

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Date:        06 Apr 2005
Time:        18:37:27
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Thanks for creating this great web site.  It has a good feeling about it.  A great look into our past and educational for future generations. 
Thanks to Ancil Hall who I hear has gathered most of these photos together and thanks to Trent Hall for using his computer know-how
to create a site for us all to enjoy.
Jim Myers, Houston, Texas

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Date:        06 Apr 2005
Time:        18:37:27
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Thanks for creating this great web site.  It has a good feeling about it.  A great look into our past and educational for future generations. 
Thanks to Ancil Hall who I hear has gathered most of these photos together and thanks to Trent Hall for using his computer know-how to
create a site for us all to enjoy.
Jim Myers, Houston, Texas

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Date:        07 Apr 2005
Time:        12:26:26
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These pictures are wonderful.
Dana Carter
Pontiac, Mich

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Date:        07 Apr 2005
Time:        14:22:58
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I will always remember and cherish all my friends from Black star.  love you all.  orbin howard class of 1955.

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Date:        01 May 2005
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I love this those were the best years of my life.Ann  Lidster Wheaton Fort Wayne Ind. Reggiegirl62@aol.com       Thanks

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Date:        02 May 2005
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Judy Gilbert

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Date:        10 May 2005
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I have enjoyed this web site very much.  Thanks.
Bob Anders.  Raliegh, N.C.

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Date:        10 May 2005
Time:        12:56:34
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What a treasure your web site is!!  My Uncle, Keith Terrell, worked in the mines at Black Star and I loved to go there in the summer to visit
with my cousins.  My cousin, Gwana, passed away several years ago and I can't tell you how much it means to me to find a picture of her
and her brother in the school pictures!  I can't wait to show it to her daughter and son. 
Thanks for all the work you have done to create this wonderful web site.

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Date:        11 May 2005
Time:        20:00:58
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The BlackStar Website conjures up deep and dormant memories. That is a very spiritual Website!
I'm David Daniel (57 years old), son of Marie and John Henry from Pathfork.
There was nine children and we lived up the lane behind the Rock Store and Roaden Theatre. I live in Virginia about 10 miles from Middlesboro.

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Date:        12 May 2005
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Jerry L Lane

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Date:        13 May 2005
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My grandfather was Doc Hodges.  Love the site but you have his name misspelled - it's "Caskey" and my grandmother's maiden name is
spelled "Rhyne".

 

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Date:        23 May 2005
Time:        01:54:35
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Have photos to send yoy...please forward mailing address....also, ,why can I NOT print any of the photos shown?

Nancy Hooker Powell
email dfpisc@yahoo.com
2917 Battle Forrest Dr, Decatur,Ga. 30034
Ph 404-241-5013

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Date:        24 May 2005
Time:        19:15:45
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It's wonderful that someone is sharing the history of Blackstar.  I've grown up hearing stories of life in the coal camp from my Mom,
Grandparents, and Great-Grandparents.
Beth Hill (daughter of Debbie Hodges Ealy)


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30 May 2005

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15:49:49

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Hello and thank you. This is indeed a great site!! so many memories. I left the "camp in 1954. My parents Loula Rhea and Noble Watson,
were in need of a way to support the family. The mines were slowing down and Dad had lost his job.
There was no place to compare to Black Star. Thank you for helping me to remember that. Betty (Watson) Howard


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03 Jun 2005

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06:07:22

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Fantastic idea. We have heard about Black Star all of our lives from our father, Paul Carmony and his brothers Bob and Charlie.
And the stories are always good...told with a lot of laughter and love. Thank you for keeping that alive with this web site.
Debbie Carmony, Louisville, KY


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03 Jun 2005

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22:48:36

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was just going through the pictures that judy lidster had and a wonderful surprise when my brother Johnny Roe Daniels
(who passed away almost thirteen yrs now )popped up, it was one that i hadn't seen thanks judy for the picture. this is a great site.
May God Bless! Charlene Daniels Blanton


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06 Jun 2005

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23:24:54

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thank you for your site. My grandfather, John Lidster, was killed in a mine accident there and my family lived there for many years.
Sherry (Lidster) Harbert


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07 Jun 2005

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19:00:20

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bill r thompson class of 1957 great pictures


Date:

10 Jun 2005

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02:50:17

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What a wonderful site that you have created here. I was born in Pineville, but my parents are from Pathfork and went to school at
Black Star along with all of my aunts and uncles. I've spent the last couple of days surfing this site and have seen pictures of
my family that I never knew existed. I only hope that all of the folks in the hollers of Black Star, Pathfork, Black Snake and
Blackmont support this site and post more pictures of a rich history that makes one proud to be a part of.
Thank you for your time and dedication to this website Jeff Marcum Harrisburg, Illinois


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11 Jun 2005

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19:10:21

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Absolutey Great.!!!!! Thanks so much Trent. This site is now on my "favorites" list. I will be in Black Star next Saturday for the
annual Tipton reunion. I was born in Black Star in 1946 and lived there until 1961, after the mine was closed. Danny Tipton,
former next door neighbor to Ancil Hall


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14 Jun 2005

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13:52:06

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Dennis Helton.; I enjoyed seeing my pictures on your site. I never thought i would make the big time. Thanks


Date:

14 Jun 2005

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14:08:58

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14 June 3005: Dennis Helton. That brtings back old memeories.


Date:

14 Jun 2005

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19:18:42

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Bud and Marlene (Rose) Winer Good sight, we both enjoyed it


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Date:

14 Jun 2005

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21:07:51

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Great web site. I was born in Blue Diamond camp, July 15th 1942. I lived in Black Star Camp most of the time, then moved to Lambert in
1951 and then on to Harlan in 1954. Black star is and always will be my home town. Wonderful stories and information, Bob Crawford.
bobcrawford04@bellsouth.net


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14 Jun 2005

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22:32:10

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Gosh , I'm lost for words . What a great site and you have really done a great job with it . My thanks . I was born in Black Star many years ago,
in fact 1936 . I have grandparebnts buried at Alva Memorial gardens . Memories, oh yes a few and looking at this site really brings them back .
I had an Aunt and Uncle operate a store at Pathfork , Charlie & Edith Floyd . My earliest memory of Black Star is living across from the bath
house , and my Uncle Charlie Floyd working there . Again my thanks for all the hard work .


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14 Jun 2005

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22:35:36

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Date - 14 Jun 2005, Time - 22:32:10 comment was by Ray Helton , folksfinder@aol.com


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16 Jun 2005

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19:37:38

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Isaac Junior Wilder, Vancouver, Washington. I grew up in Corbin, Knox co. Kentucky. My farther Isaac S. (Ike) Wilder and grandfather
Sampson Wilder worked for this company. I glad you have this site.


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16 Jun 2005

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21:11:40

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this site is treasure chest for me,I have been looking for pictures of the boys and girs I grew uo with also some of the camp houses.
I saw pictures of Billy Ray Thomson and Ival Rose we very good friends as young boys at Black Star. I left school at a young age
but I knew everone there. It sure was a great place to be from. Gene Crawford


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17 Jun 2005

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12:02:41

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Doug and Mary Martin Howard We think you have a wonderful, wonderfu site and the photographs are out of this world.
In order for one to relate with the photographs they would have hadto live at Black Star or in the area, of which we grew up in.
We would like to thank everyone that has submited photographs and given us the privilege to look at them on the web.
Thanks Mr Hall for your time which you have contributed to set this into action. Doug and Mary Lib In TN AHoward@netcommander.com


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17 Jun 2005

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14:38:00

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hey guys, great website. janice steele halcomb



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17 Jun 2005

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23:49:28

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My family is from Pathfork(Eads) and I seen my aunts & one uncle in some of your pictures. I also seen alot of people I know.
Clayton Blanton, his brothers, & one sister Jackie. I love the old pictures of the coal camp. I heard my mother, Reva Eads,
talk about it. She was born in the school house holler. You can reach me at ecoach33@aol.com. Mike Elliott



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18 Jun 2005

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19:56:54

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Hello, This is Doyle Sutton. This was a very nice site. thanks...Bye


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19 Jun 2005

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08:45:39

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I would like to thank you very much for your hard work and dedication in putting this website together. My family lived at Black Star.
My father, uncles, and 1 grandparent worked there. Their names were Rapier, Hill, and Carter. There are more but I do not know their names.
My sister was born there in 1949 and a brother was born there in 1951. I was born in 1953 after my family moved from Black Star.
My father worked there in the 40's until 1952 when he was layed off. In the latter 50's we moved to Ohio where I now live. Looking back
at the coal camps and the way of life, it is all very interesting to me. However, I fell that none of it should be glamorized. The fact is the people
gave their lives, their health, and their all, for a meager living at best. The big coal companies came in, gutted the land, used the people, and l
eft the scars upon the land as well as in peoples minds. While some may find pleasant thoughts and memories, I think to do so is good,
because it helps to subvert the actual pain and suffering heaped upon those who actually endured that life. To merely dwell upon the
pleasant thoughts and memories while ignoring the rest is not seeing the forest for the trees. My point is lets not forget what the people
endured, all of it. Again, thank you very much. C. Perry Rapier


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19 Jun 2005

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10:18:06

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Hello everyone. What Mr. Rapier says is very true, there was a lot of pain and suffering among the coal miners everywhere in our country.
That is, of course what this web site is devoted to, their memory. Trent Hall


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21 Jun 2005

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16:25:58

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I really enjoyed the photos on these web pages. I hope you will add more later. Donna Tipton Taylor


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23 Jun 2005

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19:17:32

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Thank you so much for putting this together. I am certain the world would be a better place if more people had the opportunity to live
and grow in a communtiy like Black Star.


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Date:

23 Jun 2005

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21:00:35

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Wow! I just can't stay off this web site. I seem to find something new each time I open it up. A super idea. I'll have some pictures for
posting in the near future.....lots of memories from Black Star during my years growing up there (1935 - 1953) Paul Barton Melbourne, Florida


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25 Jun 2005

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09:17:58

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This site is wonderful. How do I get a hold of you? Mike



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Date:

29 Jun 2005

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22:45:27

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Dennis Helton. I realy enjoy this site. I wish i had somthing to add to it. heltogmr@aol.com


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30 Jun 2005

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03 Jul 2005

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Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful pictures and stories with us. John Eversole Witchita, Kansas


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03 Jul 2005

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18:46:47

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Janet Taylor Cornelius Lexington, KY This is very interesting and would like to say thanks for the hard work of The Hall's.


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04 Jul 2005

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My bestfriend Markley Hooker Byrd has told me so much about her life and the history of Black Star. She asked that I look at this site
& I have enjoyed my visit. It is nice to see what everything looks like that she has told me so many stories about. Gail Childs


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05 Jul 2005

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I love this web site. My mother is Nell Steele, and it is so nice to see the old pictures of her, my aunts, and my grandparents
(along with all the other relatives). Thank you for working so hard to bring this together. Beverly Gilliam Harlan, KY


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06 Jul 2005

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Elyssa Carmony-Lots of family from Blackstar. Nice Pages.


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06 Jul 2005

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HI TO ALL OF THE CARMONY FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!! Elyssa Carmony of Independence,KY...Grandaughter of Charlie Carmony,
Great Grandaughter of Paul and Thelma Carmony. I'm 12 :)


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Date:        10 Jul 2005
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Hello, thanks for site! I grew up at Black Star as my sisters did. My 
name is Charlie(Junior) Sutton. We lived beside Charlie Howard in the 
lower in. I now live in Jacksonville Florida. The best time of my life 
was growing up at Black Star without any question! you can reach me at 
bparkeng@coj.net again thanks for the memories!
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Date:        14 Jul 2005
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Thanks so much for such a wonderful site.  My Grandfather, Tony Roscoe 
Haggard worked at Black Star.  My father, Melvin Haggard, and my Uncle 
Orville Haggard were born in Alva.  
Is there anywhere to get additional information, such as dates of 
workers?
Lana Haggard 
lsueh_58@yahoo.com
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Date:        15 Jul 2005
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What wonderful memories the pictures and stories bring back.  We never 
knew how very special the place and people would always be-till we lost  it.
It is so good to have this web site to stay in touch.

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17 Jul 2005

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Very good site, brings back a lot of memories of the way things were in the more simple times of life. Really enjoy the pictures.


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17 Jul 2005

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14:12:36

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Wonderful site, brings back memories of a more simple and enjoyable time in life. Very good job and really enjoyed all the great pictures Jamie Lawson


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17 Jul 2005

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Hello from Pruda Reed Hibbard class of 1938. I enjoyed reminiscing and looking through the yearbook. My e-mail address is pruhibb@aol.com.


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18 Jul 2005

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20 Jul 2005

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HI, My name is Mary Terrell( Roark), Married Kenny Terrell son of John and Doris Terrell, which live in Alva, I have heard many good stories of the pass.
Thank you so much for doing this sight I've enjoyed it termendously.


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24 Jul 2005

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mary lawson omohundro Thanks trent for all the work you have done.I have lots of fond memories of black star.I lived at pathfork my mother and father was
artie and howard lawson.thanks for all the good memories.


 


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26 Jul 2005

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trent i talk larry last night he gave me adress for this web sight your are doing a real good job. i have some pictures of some miners going into the
mines at black star you can have if you want them bobbie warfield class of 1960 bpwarfield@centurytel.net


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26 Jul 2005

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back again i think this web site is the best. it sure brings back a lot of go memorys. i was born in barbourville ky. 1941 moved to black in 1951.
my dad herb warfield went to work at black star when he was 13 years old for .25 cents a day he worked there 33 years left in 1960 when the
mines shutdown. bob warfield hale michigan bpwarfield@centurytel.net


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29 Jul 2005

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I enjoyed my husband telling me about this web site.i told him I wish they would do something like that over where im from in Letcher co.
I really enjoyed those old pucture that was a beautiful place back then.im not from here. but i still enjoyed looking at the web site.
my husband is from Pathfork .his grandpa and uncle work in the mines there.there names are Rodert Craig and Jordon Craig that
was father and son .they died in the old no.4 mines nicelady338@yahoo.com Robert andTeresa Rice


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29 Jul 2005

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carolyn campbell-ramsey I AM THE DAUGHTER OF BILL AND CORA CAMPBELL, I REALLY ENJOY READING ALL THE PAGES OF YOUR WEB SITE.
BLACK STAR WILL ALWAYS BE HOME TO ME. EVEN IF THERE NOT MUCH LEFT. KEEP UP THE WORK ON THE WEB SITE AND I WILL
CONTINUE TO READ IT.


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29 Jul 2005

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Hi my name is Linda Miracle Craghead. I have 2 older brothers and 2 older sisters. My Moms name was Rachel and my Dads name was Clarence.
I am very thrilled finding this sight. I will tell my brothers and sisters: Charles, Faye, betty and Jerry. Thank you again!!!


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02 Aug 2005

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Geneva Welch daughter of Bill Campbell enjoyed this very much keep up the good work GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY


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02 Aug 2005

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Geneva Welch daughter of Bill & Cora Campbell lived in Black Star from 1943-1960 Would like to hear from some old friends wel258@aol.com
enjoyed this very much keep up the good work GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY


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03 Aug 2005

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I was born in Alva,1948 ,I have a twin brother also.I found a photo of my late sister JoAnn Hall in one of the photos.1947 3rd grade.My Mother
died there when we was three years old,Some day i would love to go see her grave and visit this wonderful town.My Dad worked in the
mines in the 40"s.Thomas E Hall Thanks for the web site it is great.Gary Hall ,Missouri

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Date:        04 Aug 2005
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I remember many things of my Black Star days.  Little things that one 
never forgets with time.  I remember the days at school when we hated 
to get "shots". I can almost freeze pictures in my mind.  I see images of 
folks, frozen in time.  I don't care what anyone says, it was a more 
simple, less troublesome time.  Yes, there was sickness and death.  A 
close relationship fell upon us all, even if we didn't seem to like 
someone, you would defend this person as your neighbor.  The good and 
the bad, we all withstood this.  Faint memories will follow us to the end.  
I can hear, at times, the children playing "kick-the-can" or other games 
outdoors.  The hillside was their playground.  I remember a young girl, 
sitting on the fence that surrounded the yard in front of the 
restaurant.  She always looked so happy, and at peace.  Even the 
miners, coming out of the mines, a dreadful job, seemed to have a grin on their faces 
most of the time.  Yes, they had something that is lacking today
in this society. The school sports were fantastic.   This is a great 
web site to help us reflect on where we came from. Thanks to all who 
donated these pictures and thanks to the creators of this web site.  
Good luck to all.
Jim Middleton of 
Tampa, Florida
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Date:        07 Aug 2005
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My name is Rick Nelson and I have just found out this web site. My dad 
Jim "Cucumber" Nelson worked in the mine and pitched ball for the 
company team. My mom Berle, worked at Reed Hail Grocery for many years. My 
brother Jerry "pickle" Nelson and sister Shirley attend Black Star High.
 
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Date:        10 Aug 2005
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Barbara Ann Elliott Yeager
P.O. Box 601
Barbourville, KY 40906
Born: Alva, KY 01-14-36
Daughter of Colson Elliott and Bonnie Thomas Elliott
Granddaughter of William Parks "Bonehead" Thomas
and Rosa Lee Phipps Thomas
Married: James Edward Yeager 12-26-53
Born: Alva, KY 07-17-25
Son of Wade Yeager and Kelsie Pearl Parker Yeager
Bonnie Thomas Elliott: sister to Lela Thomas Walters who married Archie 
Walters, longtime pastor of Alva Baptist Church.  Bonnie's other 
siblings were Don C. Thomas and Maxine Thomas.
Barbara's siblings:  Tom Elliott, who died recently and is buried at 
Resthaven Cemetery in Harlan; Lorene Elliott, who married "Buck" Hughes; 
Colson Elliott, Jr., aka "Jack"; Max Elliott, born at Black Star 
01-07-38, and Bill,  who was born after Colson and Bonnie moved to Knox 
County on March 1, 1939.   Colson died at Middlesboro on July 1, 1987, and 
Bonnie died at Middlesboro on December 7, 1992.  They are buried at the 
John Campbell, on Indian Creek, Knox County.   
                             Barbara Elliott Yeager
 
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Date:        10 Aug 2005
Time:        21:58:04
 
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I've enjoyed this site very much.  Thank you and all contributors for 
enjoyable viewing and reminiscing.  Our Black Star family "was" and "is" 
a very special group of people.  
 
Vivian (Gold) McCormack,  Class of 1958

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Date:        13 Aug 2005
Time:        18:33:15

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 just wanted to say we really have enjoyed all the wonderful
photo's,And hard work that you have put into this great site,For all of us whose
family's and friend's,We have got to see, Thanks very much ,And please
keep up the good work
          
          Rev Billy & Teresa Stewart       Blackmont Ky ( Grandson of
Shirl & Lydia Stewart)
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Date:        14 Aug 2005
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MY GRANDFATHER WAS IRA DODD. MY MOTHER HELEN RUTH DODD TAYLOR DIED 2
MONTHS AGO AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE A PICTURE OF MY GRANDPA. ..AND
HOME....YOUR SITE IS GREAT.    .SKBREEZE@FUSS.NET     SANDYBREEZE
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Date:        18 Aug 2005
Time:        17:49:59

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I just found this thanks to someone posting the link on one of the
MyFamily sites.  I have only looked at a few of the pictures but will be
looking at more.  I love looking at pictures and although never visited
Black Star I know about the Anchor, Tway and Warren mining camps that
used to be in operation in Knox Co. KY.  I know a little about Kay Jay
also.  We lived in the city of Harlan in Harlan Co. in 1954 & 55 and saw
a little of some of the camps near by.
Now do you have any more web pages that we don't know about?
Hazel Farmer
Barbourville, Ky
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Remote User:
Date:        23 Aug 2005
Time:        16:42:38

Comments:

JENNINGS ELWOOD BLACK STAR HIGH SCHOOL 1943
NEVADA "HALL"ELWOOD BLACK STAR  HIGH CLASS OF 1948
PEGGY "ELWOOD" O'BRIEN 7TH GRADE WHEN WE MOVED
LIBBY "ELWOOD" INGRAM 5TH GRADE WHEN WE MOVED
SHARON "ELWOOD" MILLER 1ST GRADE WHEN WE MOVED
SCOTT ELWOOD 2ND GRADE WHEN WE MOVED

I WANT SOMEONE TO NOTIFY US BY COMPUTER IF THEY ARE FAMILIAR WITH US
AND REMEMBER OUR FAMILY.  MOM AND DAD NOW RESIDE IN NEW LEXINGTON, OHIO.

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Remote User:
Date:        24 Aug 2005
Time:        04:59:56

Comments:

Great site---was raised in Harlan Co. (high Splint).

If any one knowes any thing about the picture of Jetti Steele please
email me at (royshore@hotmail.com)

PS--I live on the coast of NC.( Holden Beach)
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Remote User:
Date:        24 Aug 2005
Time:        05:02:23

Comments:

I forgot to let anyone know where the picture of Jetti Steele was
located.  It was in the Bobby Taylor Section of pictures.

Thanks
Roy Shore
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Remote User:
Date:        27 Aug 2005
Time:        16:29:23

Comments:

SCOTT ELWOOD I FORGOT TO GIVE MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IT IS
JAKENELWOOD@INSIGHT.RR.COM
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Remote User:
Date:        29 Aug 2005
Time:        16:56:49

Comments:

My name is Lisa Hulley, MY farther is aks(bulldog). another wise known
as Waymond Doyle Sutton.  I love the website I can show my daughter
were her grandpa live and how it was.  I use to go to Black Star to visit
my granpa Sutton. My daughter and I enjoyed to pictures..I have one of
my dad playing baskerball at Black Star that I will try to download.. 
thanks so much for this website..
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Date:        15 Sep 2005
Time:        22:52:34

Comments:

Thanks so much for the wonderful site.  I have not been so intrigued by
pictures of the past as I am of these.  My Dad was Robert Tipton, and
he died in 1956 at the age of 28.  I was only 7 at the time of his
death.  He is buried at Alva Memorial Gardens Cemetery, and last year 2004,
I got to make the trip back to Kentucky for the first time in 48 years. 
With the help of my husband and the friends we made the trip with, we
found his grave, and I put flowers on his grave for the first time since
I was 8 years old.  I am still trying to find some cousins, the
children of Elisha and Grace Tipton.  Thanks, Bobbie Tipton Scott  Rosebud,
Texas
 

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Date:        26 Sep 2005
Time:        17:11:18
 
Comments:
 
Your website is great!  My mother, Ethel MORSE Hamilton, was born in 
Black Star Coal Camp 5/25/22.  She is still alive and we go back there 
once a year so she can just look at the countryside and revist her 
memories.  I have printed off many pictures and articles from your website 
for her; she can them have a pictoral to go down memory lane with.  She 
rode the commuter car from Insul to Black Star when she was a small 
child.   Marie Walker


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Date:

07 Oct 2005

Time:

15:40:18

Comments

What a wonderful site. Thank you for doing this. Frances Wolfe Willis bugsbee@tampabay.rr.


Remote User:

Date:

07 Oct 2005

Time:

18:50:28

Comments

Lots of good memories. I enjoyed the pictures. Class Of 1959 Hazel Howard


 

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Date:

08 Oct 2005

Time:

07:26:08

Comments

My mommy and daddy worked in blackstar. This has given me a real apprecation of how they lived. Thank you for your work on this and please get more
pixtures for this site. Becky Moore


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Date:

09 Oct 2005

Time:

11:08:34

Comments

This site is great!!! I lived at Black Star a couple of times while I was growing up. My father worked in the mines there after WWII. I loved growing up in the
mountains there and my memories of Black Star are some of the most pleasant I have. Many uncles and cousins lived there, and some are buried there in the cemetary.
Keep up this site. It is a lot of my history. My father's name was Chester (Chek) Steele. Howard Steele howard721@hotmail.com.


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Date:

12 Oct 2005

Time:

06:14:05

Comments

Hello Ancil, You may not remember me; but I'm Estil Daniels and I graduated with Larry. Just visited you site for the first time and it sure brings back memories!
I've only looked at a few pictures so far--it will take some time to go through them all. Just wanted you to know that you two are doing a great job. Thanks again, Estil Daniels


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Date:

18 Oct 2005

Time:

16:09:59

Comments

The Stella Hackler Family would like to Thank all of you for sharing this wonderful History. Clyde & Sara Hackler Stella Shoupe Hackler Turner


 

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Date:

22 Dec 2005

Time:

16:31:26

Comments

This is a super idea. Thank you for putting some of my memories on the monitor. Keep up the good work. Merry Christmas. Clinton Cornelius, class of 59


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Date:

26 Dec 2005

Time:

20:58:19

Comments

Trent, I keep coming back to your site again, and again. I love the new pictures and comments from people. I wonder if you could find out Pauline Taylor's email address for me
and send it to me. I talked to Juiwana and Carl Tipton a few weeks ago, and she had gotten it, but could not remember it, so I thought I would try this way to get it. I would
love to contact her, as she is another cousin of mine. Thanks, Bobbie Tipton Scott Rosebud, Texas bjscott48@wmconnect.com


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Date:

29 Dec 2005

Time:

07:20:16

Comments

Trent...Thanks again for putting together such a great website!!


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Date:

29 Dec 2005

Time:

11:13:06

Comments

Trent...I want to take this opportunity to thank you again for this wonderful "Black Star" website...I've just read thru the Guest Book and have seen several familiar
names (such as Danny Tipton and David Daniels)...My father was Clifton (Hoover) Tipton and my grandparents were Elisha (EL) and Elisabeth (Lizzie) Tipton...
my name is Debra Tipton Brown...I would love to hear from anyone who might have known my dad, grandparents or me!...my email address is dstbfeb25@yahoo.com
 


Name:

Trent Hall

E_Mail:

trent40906@yahoo.com

Location_where_you_live:

Barbourville, Kentucky

Remote User:

Date:

28 Jan 2006

Time:

17:57:10

Comments

Thanks to everyone for such great photos and articles. We have changed servers. Let your friends know the new web address. Use this guestbook to contact friends or whatever. 
It is yours to enjoy.       Thanks, Trent


Name:

Walter R. Norris

E_Mail:

wrnorris53@myway.com

Location_where_you_live:

Hulen, Ky

Remote User:

Date:

29 Jan 2006

Time:

12:06:14

Comments

Grandfather Jasper Bates Norris, uncle Jasper A Norris and father Ray M Norris all worked here. Great that other people have put personal photo's on line for all to enjoy.


Name:

Wilburn (Buster) Taylor

E_Mail:

busterta@yahoo.com

Location_where_you_live:

Rio Vista, Ky.

Remote User:

Date:

29 Jan 2006

Time:

14:51:15

Comments

Great Site.


Name:

DONALD BAILEY

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Location_where_you_live:

LEJUNIOR, KY.

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Date:

30 Jan 2006

Time:

08:04:16

Comments

MY FATHER AND MOTHER, ROY AND THELMA BAILEY, LIVED IN BLACK STAR CAMP WHEN THEY CAME TO KENTUCKY TO FIND WORK
BACK IN THE THIRTIES. MY THREE OLDER SISTERS AND TWO OF MY BROTHERS WERE BORN THERE.


Name:

Cathy Vanover Bunch

E_Mail:

cabunch@Whitley.kyschools.us

Location_where_you_live:

Williamsburg, KY

Remote User:

Date:

30 Jan 2006

Time:

12:19:54

Comments

My dad Carlus Vanover, was working in the mines at Black Star when I was born in Nov. 1953. He loved to go back there and visit and show us around when we were younger.
I was raised in a house that he bought from the mining camp, tore it down then rebuilt it on KY 92 East near Williamsburg.


Name:

Huey Cornelius

E_Mail:

h.cornelius@insightbb.com

Location_where_you_live:

Lexington, KY

Remote User:

Date:

01 Feb 2006

Time:

15:45:20

Comments

I remember the Hall Family very well. It is good to have the opportunity to be in contact with you again. Keep in touch and call me anytime at 859-223-2261.



Name:

DONNA GAIL (HENSLEY) BAUMGARTEL

E_Mail:

donaldlb@earthlink.net

Location_where_you_live:

HERNANDO, FLORIDA

Remote User:

Date:

01 Feb 2006

Time:

23:48:17

Comments

I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CREATING THIS WEB SITE, IT'S THE GREATEST. I'VE NOT ONLY VISIT MANY TIMES, BUT,
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MORE NEW AND OLD PICTURES OF THE PEOPLE I GREW UP WITH, WHOM I LOVE VERY MUCH.
I FEEL WE ARE SOME OF THE LUCKEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD FOR HAVING GROWN UP THERE. THANKS AGAIN DONNA GAIL
(HENSLEY) BAUMGARTEL


Name:

ruby

E_Mail:

rubyandjr@frontiernet.net

Location_where_you_live:

crossville,tn.

Remote User:

Date:

02 Feb 2006

Time:

12:12:32

Comments

Enjoy the web site, as my Father (William J. Cox) and Mother (Sarah E.(Taylor) Cox lived there and Dad worked in the mines in the 30's, and early 40's they
were well known in the area, My Brother Alonzo, Sister Audrey, Brother Arnold (Booter), Sister Delores E. and Brother Arthur G. was all born at Blackstar,by
Dr. Hodges, my Mother would go with Dr. Hodges to different homes as women would be having their babies and she would help with the deliveries, she would t
ell us how many babies she saved their lives, because the Dr. didn't always make it to the home because there would be so many for him to care for. My Dad
(with family) left Blackstar and went to the Mines (Arch Minerals) at Lynch, KY in 1941. All the different pictures that are on the site are really nice, I wasn't
born at Blackstar, but have the memories of my parents they would always talk about all the wonderful people that was there, how they always would help
each other, regardless of the need. Ruby (Cox) Hoskins


Name:

Janice Faye Hensley Nance

E_Mail:

rtnance @usdol.net

Location_where_you_live:

Leitchfield, Kentucky Western, Kentucky

Remote User:

Date:

02 Feb 2006

Time:

15:53:28

Comments

I am proud to have grown up in Alva, Kentucky. I am the daughter of Otis B. and Elizabeth Daniels Hensley. I have alot of good memories growing up there.
I love the website. Thank you very much. As a matter of fact, I was in the same grade as Trent. Our second grade class is on the website. Janice

 

 


Name:

reva carter hicks

E_Mail:

jnrhicks@msn,com

Location_where_you_live:

sun city center, fl.33573

Remote User:

Date:

10 Feb 2006

Time:

08:24:38

Comments

i attended blackstar high school from 1936 -40--however, my older brothers henry , d.c. theo and sisters gladys, jean attended--henry and gladys are the only graduates
--henry played basketball, baseball, football there--we left in 1940 for loyall,ky--wish i had some pictures to comtribute to this web site but i don't. clifford roark
introduced me to this web site--thanks


Name:

RONNIE JUMP

E_Mail:

LETSRUNEM1@AOL.COM

Location_where_you_live:

ROCHESTER, IL 62563

Remote User:

Date:

10 Feb 2006

Time:

17:14:40

Comments

I CAN REMEMBER DRIVING UP TO BLACKSTAR ( AT THE HEAD OF THE HOLLOW ) MANY TIMES TO GO TO THE COMMISARY AND TO PICK
UP MY DAD'S PAY. MY DAD HENRY JUMP HIS TWO BROTHERS ALL WORKED AT THE MINE. WHEN IT SHUT DOWN WE MOVED TO
MILSTADT IL AND THEN TO TAYLORVILLE IL WHER MY DAD LIVED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1982. DOESN'T SEEM THAT LONG AGO
BUT IT SURELY WAS. ENJOYED YOUR SITE AND HOPE TO SEE MORE IN THE FUTURE.


Name:

Watha Noe Roark

E_Mail:

deweyroark@fuse.net

Location_where_you_live:

Cincinnati, Ohio

Remote User:

Date:

12 Feb 2006

Time:

20:04:34

Comments

Trent and ancil-thank's so much for the web site and the effort that you have put into it. And also thanks for posting mine and Naomi's pictures.
I have lots of great memories of Blackstar and i'm sure there are lots of great memories either in text or pictures that everone would love to see. plese share!!
 all e-mails are welcome.


Name:

Kathy Roark Hoskins

E_Mail:

fmkahoskins@gmail.com

Location_where_you_live:

Middlesboro, KY

Remote User:

Date:

15 Feb 2006

Time:

19:32:44

Comments

This is like going back in time. I feel that if I close my eyes tight enough I could see the camp houses and the circle and my dear home of the eagles,
Black Star school. Oh, just to smell Mrs. Pauline Warfield's gingerbread and stand in the theater or the gym and recite the pledge of allegiance to the
flag and sing 'How Great Thou Art'. That was the best community and the best of times.


Name:

Brenda (Scott) Myers

E_Mail:

lmyers863@earthlink.net

Location_where_you_live:

Corbin KY & Lake Placid FL

Remote User:

Date:

16 Feb 2006

Time:

15:49:44

Comments

Looks great. I'll pass it on. I already see a lot of family & friends on your list. Thank You for sharing with us. Brenda Myers


Name:

nathanael howard

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Location_where_you_live:

pathfork

Remote User:

Date:

20 Feb 2006

Time:

19:00:31

Comments


Name:

nathanael howard

E_Mail:

Location_where_you_live:

pathfork

Remote User:

Date:

20 Feb 2006

Time:

19:46:15

Comments

Hello everyone I was born here 55 yrs. ago. It still is good in Blackstar.


Name:

Melissa Singleton

E_Mail:

msingleton@rockcastle.k12.ky.us

Location_where_you_live:

Mt. Vernon, Ky

Remote User:

Date:

23 Feb 2006

Time:

06:39:15

Comments

What a wonderful website. I have some students working on a documentary for National History Day and would love to find some folks who would be willing
to share their stories of coal mine strikes during the 1930's. Keep up the hard work


Name:

nathaniel & phyllis simpson

E_Mail:

nsimp2580@netzero.net

Location_where_you_live:

Burlington, Ky

Remote User:

Date:

25 Feb 2006

Time:

20:03:36

Comments

We have visited this web site many times and have enjoyed it each time. Our children also enjoy seeing the place where we grew up. Thanks!


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Date:

25 Feb 2006

Time:

20:04:16

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Name:

Vanessa Jean Kimble(Craig)

E_Mail:

porcrunch@aol.com

Location_where_you_live:

Owensboro Ky

Remote User:

Date:

26 Feb 2006

Time:

12:41:07

Comments

Nice web site. Saw some pictures of my father Ed Craig Jr.(junior)and my grandparents Bill and Hazel Lidster. Thank you I did have some of those pictures.


Name:

Clinton Cornelius

E_Mail:

hcorneli@columbus.rr.com

Location_where_you_live:

Zanesville, Ohio

Remote User:

Date:

03 Mar 2006

Time:

11:11:50

Comments

excellent site. Looks like you've put a lot of time and effort into this, thank you so much for the memories.


Name:

Helen (Roe) & David McPherson

E_Mail:

damcph@comcast.net

Location_where_you_live:

Temple Hills Md.

Remote User:

Date:

04 Mar 2006

Time:

10:01:31

Comments

Helen lived with her parents in Black Star and left for work in Washington D.C. in 1956. We made several trips back until the mine closed and her parents moved away. This site has brought back a lot of fond memories for both of us.


Name:

Markley Hooker byrd

E_Mail:

markleyb@yahoo.com

Location_where_you_live:

McDonough, GA

Remote User:

Date:

05 Mar 2006

Time:

09:51:08

Comments

This website is wonderful. Thanks to all of you.


Name:

Clifford Roark

E_Mail:

deweyroark@fuse.net

Location_where_you_live:

Cincinnati, Ohio

Remote User:

Date:

05 Mar 2006

Time:

11:23:54

Comments

I did't graduate from blackstar, butI married a Girl that did, Watha Noe,I had lots of uncles, cousins AND PEOPLE THAT I KNEW that worked there. Phillip Stewart,Jim, Bill, [called stumpy]Willie Daniels, James Daniels, Phillip Daniels, Jasper SCOTT.could go on with lots more.My dad was Otis Roark, his dad was J.c. Roark, his dad was James Roark, his dad was William Roark iv'e went back to the early eighteen hundreds starting in North Carolina. My grandpa J.C. was married to Judy Tipton [my grandmother], his father jAMES was married to Emily Stepp [they were my great grandfather and great grandmother]. I would like to have a copy of any pictures that anyone might have. Also,in the comment section above that Reva carter Hicks sent in Her grandmother is also Judy Tipton.Thanks so much, I never new any of my Stepp relation.And very little of my Tipton relation.If you are confused I was named for my uncle Dewey Carter,which was my grandma Judy's son but Iv'e been called Clifford by family and friends all my life,except at work or where business is concerned, thats why the e-mail is deweyroark.Myself along with Watha,and Naomi have some more pictures that we are getting together.Iv'e refered this sight to lots of people here in Cicinnati and they were all very appreciative of the work that has gone into this site as I am. Thanks again Trent, and Ancil. Clifford Roark


Name:

James C. Burns

E_Mail:

jburns8483@aol.com

Location_where_you_live:

Burlington, KY 41005

Remote User:

Date:

05 Mar 2006

Time:

15:29:07

Comments

The web-site is great. Brings back a lot memories. Keep up the good work. Jim


Name:

Finley Potter

E_Mail:

chuck.potter@cnz.com

Location_where_you_live:

West Harrison, In

Remote User:

Date:

07 Mar 2006

Time:

09:13:13

Comments

Good to see the pics of our old BlackStar "family". I especially enjoyed seeing some of our teachers. Thanks, Trent and Ancil


Name:

William Conley Brown

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Location_where_you_live:

Harlan, Ky

Remote User:

Date:

08 Mar 2006

Time:

10:36:28

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Name:

Goldie Taylor Barton

E_Mail:

grtbarton1@yahoo.com

Location_where_you_live:

Barbourville

Remote User:

Date:

08 Mar 2006

Time:

14:51:38

Comments

love it!!!!!!!


Name:

Roy Damon Grant

E_Mail:

BaldEagle77@sbcglobal.net

Location_where_you_live:

Toledo, Ohio

Remote User:

Date:

09 Mar 2006

Time:

22:06:21

Comments

Born in Lee's Fork--1934. Moved to Toledo in 1943. Father-Roy Grant. Mother--Zelpha E (Wright) Grant. Brother born in Bare Tree Holler 1940. Wonderful memories rekindled. Excellent site. Thanks.


Name:

SHARON (johnson) HOSKINS

E_Mail:

SKHOSKINS40@fuze.net

Location_where_you_live:

BETHEL, OHIO

Remote User:

Date:

10 Mar 2006

Time:

19:34:40

Comments

GREAT SITE AND WONDERFUL MEMORIES. THANKS


Name:

louise cornett

E_Mail:

lucor5500@bellsouth.net

Location_where_you_live:

louisville,ky

Remote User:

Date:

11 Mar 2006

Time:

17:53:09

Comments

great site,enjoyed all the photos.


Name:

Eva Sue Moore Masterson

E_Mail:

eva.masterson@skofirm.com

Location_where_you_live:

Lexington, Kentucky

Remote User:

Date:

15 Mar 2006

Time:

13:59:59

Comments

My dad, David L. Moore, worked at Black Star Mines for many years. We lived in Black Star from 1962 to 1967 and I went to school there and the little pentecostal church by the railroad tracks. Those are precious memories I close my eyes and see today. We moved to Michigan in 1967 so Daddy could get work to support us. They moved back home in the 1980's after they retired and I moved to Lexington area in 1998. I remember all the stories Daddy used to tell and the people he would remember and they will live on. You have done a great job with this project and we may be able to send some pictures to post as well. Anyone from that time period can e-mail me if they want or to contact my Dad. He was born on Black Star Mountain. His parents were Rankie and Bertha Moore who later moved off the mountain to Martin's Fork. Related to the Daniels in that area.


Name:

Judy Cornelius Slone

E_Mail:

jslone@newport.k12.ky.us

Location_where_you_live:

Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Remote User:

Date:

17 Mar 2006

Time:

05:57:13

Comments

I love the site. I check it weekly. Keep up the good work.


Name:

Eric Moore

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Location_where_you_live:

Pineville, Ky

Remote User:

Date:

17 Mar 2006

Time:

14:42:13

Comments

This was an awesome look at the way things used to be. To go there now and drive on the dirt roads its impossible to believe a town used to exist there. Eric Moore - Grandson of Levi and Ollie Moore - Pathfork KY


Name:

Jerry Kindred

E_Mail:

jkindred@mikrotec.com

Location_where_you_live:

London, KY

Remote User:

Date:

20 Mar 2006

Time:

18:31:12

Comments

This poem by Evangelist Billy Joe Terrell,is the Black Star we all remember. Memories of Home Up Puckins Creek about nine miles I have seen many smiles It really isnít very far To a place called Black Star Nestled in a valley between three mountains of green That were beautiful sights to be seen Those joyful places where I have trod Were so wonderfully made by God When I cross Ball Diamond Hill My eyes begin to fill With sights of my boyhood long ago The football field, the Holiness church, and the creek That I watched flow Next I see the school where I started learning And I remember many a backside burning The houses were in rows side by side And that valley wasnít very wide The railroad and creek beside the road Led to the commissary where I carried many a grocery load The restaurant, the doctorís office, and the Baptist church And I remember the birds in the trees singing from their perch Some lived in hollows with a picturesque name From Little Field, Sawmill, and Beartree they came School House Hollow was a place I often went Many a hot day in the swimming hole was spent. Time stops for no one they say And we canít call back yesterday But memories of home will not pass away Fixed firmly in the mind they stay Now one final word I leave with you Remember God walked in that valley too He healed bodies and saved many a soul And a home in Heaven became our goal. By Evangelist Billy Joe Terrell


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Date:

22 Mar 2006

Time:

03:06:37

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http://cheap-plane-ticket.kishki.com/


Name:

J. Sharon Terrell Conover

E_Mail:

johnnie.conover@hamilton-co.org

Location_where_you_live:

Burlington, KY

Remote User:

Date:

22 Mar 2006

Time:

11:45:14

Comments

Thank you so much for walking me down memory lane. I spent much of the day smiling and thinking back. Daughter of John and Doris Terrell. Brothers were Jim, Ronnie,& Kenny, sister Phyllis. Got to see my uncle woodrow's picture as well. Thanks again so much. Sharon.


Name:

Billie Jean Kelley

E_Mail:

kelley0872@sbcglobal.net

Location_where_you_live:

Noblesville, In

Remote User:

Date:

23 Mar 2006

Time:

19:15:49

Comments

This site is great. I left Black Star in 1957 so I don't have a clear memory of later years but I wish I could have raised my children there. I had fun growing up without the fear parents have today. I have lots of pictures of the early mines. My grand father was Ernest Hughes and father and Mother was Bill and Selma Kelley.


Name:

Tom Edens

E_Mail:

edensrd@insightbb.com

Location_where_you_live:

Noblesville, Ind

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Date:

24 Mar 2006

Time:

10:09:39

Comments

This is very good. It brought back a lot of good memorys. every body take care


Name:

LOIS M. Saylor Greninger

E_Mail:

kd9ym@verizon.net

Location_where_you_live:

Payne, Ohio

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Date:

27 Mar 2006

Time:

15:31:11

Comments

Enjoyed the pictures and the memeiors, reconizeed alot of the names but left Pathfork 56 years ago ...I'm the daughter of Arthur and Mary Saylor, and have two brothers that attended blackstar school, Lennis and Leman Saylor....We moved away in june of 1951....


Name:

Charles Davis

E_Mail:

cddavis@hotmail.com

Location_where_you_live:

Tulsa, OK

Remote User:

Date:

27 Mar 2006

Time:

18:14:43

Comments

You guys have created a wonderful site. May many blessings be upon you for your time and effort. I had relatives that lived at Black Star. Fantastic to see all of this. I will return many times. It will take a long time to see everything. I will contact some family that will love this.



Name:

Sheila (Hensley) Hassani

E_Mail:

sheilahensley1117@yahoo.com

Location_where_you_live:

Cincinnati, Ohio

Remote User:

Date:

29 Mar 2006

Time:

06:49:29

Comments

Oh the memories!!!! I seen pictures on this website that I never thought I would ever see again. Blackstar was my home for eight years. This was somewhere between late 60's to mid 70's. My parents are Lawrence and Kathy Hensley. I attended first grade at the Blackstar Elementary and Pauline Warfield was my teacher. I have fond memories of her. She was a wonderful person and teacher!! We lived in one of the "old" camp houses next to Doc Hodges. (My aunt Erma married Joe Hodges) Keep this site going and look for pictures of my family and our Blackstar memories to be added. Thanks so much!


Name:

Bobbie Tipton Scott

E_Mail:

bjscott48@wmconnect.com

Location_where_you_live:

Rosebud, Texas

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Date:

29 Mar 2006

Time:

14:01:04

Comments

Trent, I visit your site periodically, and love it. I remember as a little girl coning to visit my great grandmother, Mary Belle Tipton, and how I loved to run all over the place exploring. 2 years ago, my husband brought me to Alva to find my Dad's grave, and we foung Carl and Juiwana Tipton, and she gave me this address. I have so many memories of Kentucky, and thank you so much for this site, to keep my memories alive. Bobbie


Name:

Jerry Lane

E_Mail:

jlcflane@aol.com

Location_where_you_live:

Wilmington, Ohio

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Date:

31 Mar 2006

Time:

18:19:12

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Name:

Winston Mitchell

E_Mail:

sid46426@yahoo.com

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Macon, Georgia

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04 Apr 2006

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19:04:10

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Wow, I never seen a site with this many good photos of coal camp life. I enjoyed and plan on returning many times. Good work. I had heard many tales from family of the coal camp life and how it was special in so many ways. I enjoyed the articles too. I haven't read them all, but plan on doing so. The yearbook is interesting.


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Elizabeth Taylor Elswick

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Richmond, KY

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07 Apr 2006

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19:59:46

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I have enjoyed this site so much. My dad was D C Taylor. He had so many fond memories of his coaching & teaching days - I think they were probably the happiest of his years in education. The pictures that include him are true treasures for me - he would have loved this site and all the history & pictures. Keep up the good work. Thanks so much.


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Paul D. Barton

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paul.deanB@worldnet.att.net

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Melbourne, Florida

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08 Apr 2006

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15:10:05

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This page is just fabuleous....I visit it a lot to reflect on memories of my days growing up in Alva, KY. Although we might have been poor in material things we were certainly rich in ways others, who didn't live there,will never understand.


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earl hall

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rande116@aol.com

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Indiana

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14 Apr 2006

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14:23:13

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Good to hear from the hills lived in alva from 1941 to 1953 father worked in kellieoke mines his name was thomas hall he died 1981 blacklung and heart my mother was floy (trosper)hall sisters of mine jackie faye and jo ann hall dont have any pictures from there sure glad to see some old friends on your web site we lived in center of camp next door to owen elliot family and tom elliot family cale brock family mitch handshell family


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Kimberly Napier Russo

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Plympton M

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17 Apr 2006

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18:23:43

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Barbara Napier

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Irvine, ky 40336

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17 Apr 2006

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18:25:08

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My mother, Fauvetta Carter was an honorable sophomore. Thank you for this lovely tribute.


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Kimberly Napier Russo

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kimberly russo2@msn.com

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Plympton MA

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17 Apr 2006

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18:27:28

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My Mother Fauvetta Carter, Was a sophmore in this yearbook. Thank you so much for putting this on the net. Can't wait for mom to see it.


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Brenda Terry

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bterry@irvineonline.net

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Irvine, Kentucky 40336

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18 Apr 2006

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08:03:16

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A friend sent me to your site as "interesting". While perusing the pictures, Lo and Behold! There was my mom, Fauvetta Carter! She is 84 and a beautiful lady, but to see her as a teenager blew me away! Thank you so much for providing this resource to us. Mom may be interested in talking to others who were in school at BlackStar in 1937. Thanks again! B Terry


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DONNA GAIL (HENSLEY) BAUMGARTEL

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donaldlb@earthlink.net

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HERNANDO, FLORIDA

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21 Apr 2006

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06:29:27

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I LOVE THE NEW PICTURES. THANKS SO VERY MUCH FOR THIS WEB SITE.


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earl hall

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rande116@aol.com

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huntingburg,indiana

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23 Apr 2006

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12:45:26

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back again love the memories


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patricia and cotton lamb

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kycoalgirl@yahoo.com

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blackstar

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23 Apr 2006

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14:48:10

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was on kin lockart site and found all these beautiful photoes of black star have lived there for all most thirty years and would not live there no were else


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25 Apr 2006

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13:05:25

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What a wonderful site to visit! I was raised in Pathfork and went to school at Black Star. My family is all still there or in the surrounding area. The best times of my life were spent there. I no longer live in the area, but visit my family every chance I get. I heart belongs to Black Star and this site filled my heart with joy. I hope folks continue to add to this site so everyone can enjoy it like I did. It's a pleasure to re-live the good ole days.


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25 Apr 2006

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13:08:58

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What a wonderful site to visit! I was raised in Pathfork and went to school at Black Star. My family is all still there or in the surrounding area. The best times of my life were spent there. I no longer live in the area, but visit my family every chance I get. My heart belongs to Black Star and this site filled my heart with joy. I hope folks continue to add to this site so everyone can enjoy it like I did. It's a pleasure to re-live the good ole days.


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Eva Masterson (Moore)

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eva.masterson@skofirm.com

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Lexington, Kentucky

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26 Apr 2006

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14:43:34

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Who was the last person who entered a comment on this site? I am always looking for someone I might have gone to school with between 1963 and 1966. My dad is David L. Moore and we lived in Black Star next to Mr. Hubbard and by Larry Smith.