from the Herald News, Hardensburg, Kentucky, Wednesday, July 20, 1988

Events That Made The Headlines

by Betty Jefferies Morris

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Big Spring School had two teachers at this time, Emma Miller and Charley Craycroft. This picture was made in 1910.

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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

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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.

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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. Morris photo

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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