Meade County Colony in California Part II The Devil in the Garden of Eden

A Wobblie carrying a rifle during the failed attempt to take the Baja from Mexico

 Part II The Devil in the Garden of Eden      The men and women who moved from Meade County to Chula Vista and other areas of California were farm workers with limited prospects in Kentucky.  … [Read more...]

Meade County Colony in California

Frank Kimball (left) and W.G. Dickerson in front of a sign announcing the San Diego Land and Town Company that was the Chula Vista development to which many Meade County people flocked.

Meade County Colony in California Part I Reasons for the Migration Some years ago I wrote a story with Peggy Greenwell about a Meade County migration to places in California. Interestingly … [Read more...]

Connections to the Past

The Log Cabin was a fast economical means of shelter, the nearest type of residence that serves the same purpose in our community today, is the mobile home.

Connections to the Past Part 1 Mailing a letter to log cabins     I have heard it said many times there is nothing new under the sun.  While this statement is not literally correct, it is … [Read more...]

Frontier Meade County, parts 1,2,3 and 4

Mike Borger OCRA high

Author’s note:       Meade County today is a rural community modern in every respect.  Our telecommunications are the latest as is the machinery that tills our soil, milks our cows, cuts our … [Read more...]

Meade Christmas Celebrations  Past and Present

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   Meade County Christmases were celebrated differently by people in their 80’s and 90’s, than today’s celebrations.  People nearing retirement celebrated Christmas as their parents did, until after … [Read more...]

Meade County Thanksgivings

Sherley Vandiver

  Thanksgiving, like many of our holidays has origins in European history.  In almost every culture, there has been some sort of harvest or year end celebration.  The famous Oktoberfest or … [Read more...]

Haunted Meade County

Are these ghosts

Haunted Meade County By Gerald W. Fischer   Part 1     Author’s Note:      Few people know that Meade County has a number of ghost towns.  These towns were thriving, and some had … [Read more...]

A Civil War Mystery Did a Meade County Rebel and John Hunt Morgan Win the Battle of Chickamauga?

A Civil War Mystery   Did a Meade County Rebel and John Hunt Morgan Win the Battle of Chickamauga?   By   Gerald W. Fischer   Author’s Note:      There is an untold story about John Hunt … [Read more...]

“The History and Secret of the Cabin at the Corner”

Construction of the Cabin

“The History and Secret of the Cabin at the Corner” Gerald W. Fischer   Author’s Note: In March of this year I met with three Meade County historians and genealogists at the home of Peggy … [Read more...]

Carole’s Bucket List

A bucket list for Meade County... what I hope you would take the time out, drive over and enjoy. The view of the Ohio River from Van Buren overlook, breathtaking! Travel to Big Springs, the … [Read more...]