from the Herald News, Hardensburg, Kentucky, Wednesday, July 20, 1988
Events That Made The Headlines
by Betty Jefferies Morris
Big Spring School had two teachers at this time, Emma Miller and Charley Craycroft. This picture was made in 1910.
Dressed in World War I Uniforms, these gentlemen take time to pose for the photographer while driving through Big Spring. The soldiers are, from left, Schuyler Martin, Julius Hodges and Shelby Best. Photo courtesy of Herb Hodges
Carl Martin poses beside his Dort automobile during the year 1917. Martin lived in Big Spring most of his life. He is now 85 years old and lives in Irvington. Photo courtesy of Carl Martin.
Horse races were the biggest events that took place in Big Spring during the mid to
late 1800s. The track drew crowds of people from all over Kentucky. The business was owned
and operated by McHenry Meador, a prominent citizen of the community. This picture shows
the area where the track was located. It was one-fourth mile north of Big Spring. Betty J.
The flooded streets of Big Spring can be seen in this picture that was made in 1964.
The town was flooded several times after heavy rains caused the spring to overflow. Photo
courtesy of Herb Hodges