Hi, each Thursday I volunteer a few hours at the Museum and will post a summary of the days events. Glad you could stop by……..my name is Ron Thomas and I want to invite you to stop by and see us at the Fleming County Covered Bridge Museum on Thursday’s or Saturdays……………I think you will find lots of interesting memorabilia, nostalgic and informative historical information about Fleming County and all the folks who lived here in the past.
We had an interesting visitor at the museum Thursday, Oct. 11.Mark Meade works with the state Natural Resources in the area of abandoned mines.
He admitted he had never worked in Fleming County on these matters and this was his first visit to the county.
While here, Mark and I carried on a conversation about the persistence of the belief and legend in Kentucky about valuable minerals and the chance to find them.
Our conversation included such interesting topics as John Swifts silver Mine to the numerous drilling attempts for oil, the uranium prospecting craze which included Fleming County in the 1950s, to the old stories of the soil at Bluebank in Fleming County as having possibilities for diamonds. Mark gave slight credence to the possibility of diamonds in Elliott County, as he and I shared that we both had visited a diamond operation attempt there (my visit way back in the 60s).
My other work at the museum today consisted of arranging in some concise way, access to the clippings of Jean Calvert’s “Museum Musings”. We had donated many years of these by the lady long associated with the museum in Maysville.
There was also an inquiry for yearbooks from the Ewing schools.
Anyone with information on these from several years back, please inform the museum.