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Forgotten Passages: Crittenden County, KY History and Genealogy, Volume 1
Cost: $30

Recently published is Forgotten Passages by Brenda Travis Underdown. The 289-page hardbound book contains articles about Crittenden County history and genealogy. Price is $30 (includes S&H) and can be ordered by sending a check to:
Brenda Underdown
139 Oak Hill Dr.
Marion, KY 42064

Contents of the book are included below. Click here for a PDF of the index.

  • A Trip in Time Back to Early Marion
  • A Who's Who of Marion in 1851
  • Let's Take a Walking Trip through Marion in 1881
  • Secret Societies
  • Marion's First Three Story House
  • A Look Back at 19th Century Court of Claims
  • Take A Peek Inside a Late 19th Century Courtroom
  • County Stampede
  • Opera House
  • Marion Early Cure All
  • Marion's First Railroad
  • Marion Finally Saw The Light
  • An Incredible Sight In Its Day, Crystal Palace Drug Store
  • Tracing The History of a Street Corner
  • Recalling Christmas in Marion
  • Marion's Tobacco Factory
  • The Chautauqua Came to Town - 1913
  • Crittenden Hotel Known for Its Food
  • Marion's Main Street Wilsonia
  • A Look Back at Newpaper Early Years
  • Fire Truck Signaled Exciting Times in Marion
  • Weather Has Played a Role in Crittenden's History
  • Who Remembers the 1937 Flood?
  • The Twister of 1946
  • Great Natural Wonders Across Crittenden
  • Attorney's Tobacco Stops Fight
  • Col. Ephriam Washington Hill
  • History Paints a Clear Picture of Aunt Rachel
  • Mother Searches for Lost Children in 1912
  • Uncle Bob Heath
  • Englishmen Had Impact on Early Crittenden
  • Joseph Newcom Family
  • A.H. Cardin was one of Kentucky Top Farmers
  • Night Riders Left Mark on Local History
  • Rev. Henry B. Fox's Flight From the Whitecaps
  • Charged With White Capping
  • Berry Ritch Called from His House in the Night and Hung
  • The Hanging of Thorn Wallingford
  • Take A Ride on Early Crittenden County Roads
  • Let's Go On A Tour of our 1879 Schools
  • Some Fun in Our County SchoolsL Heath and Oak Hall
  • Taking a Tour of Old Country Schoolhouses
  • Some Memories of Odessa School
  • Singing Schools
  • Lily Dale School Memories
  • Hoops Was King at Shady Grove
  • Old Crayne School Leaves Many Memories
  • Pieces of The Past Come and Go, Bells Mines and Crayne Churches
  • Bells Mines Church Marked For the Ages
  • Hurricane Camp Grounds
  • A Bit of History, Hurricane Meeting
  • Hurricane Tabernacle Destroyed by Fire
  • Hurricane Camp Grounds One of Most Historic
  • Mount Zion, Mother of Methodism
  • Memories of Blackford Camp Meeting
  • Aunt Jane Legacy Lives on With Rural Road
  • Tracing the Roots from Pleasant Hill Church
  • History is All Around Us, Protect It: Haynes Cemetery
  • Senator's Monument Towers Above Others at Mapleview
  • Family Search Locates Unmarked Grave Site : Rigsby
  • Little Cemetery on Mt. Zion Road Marks Pioneers: Hughes
  • Gold Rush of 1849
  • The Blackberry Cobbler
  • Farmer Brothers Together During Civil War
  • Eli Nunn's Civil War Letter
  • Civil War Veteran: Stephen Fielding Crider
  • Let's Meet Some of Our Civil War Soldiers
  • Mystery of Mr. Bourland
  • Early Pioneer John Nunn Has Large Family
  • Granville Franklin Clement one of Area's Earliest Settlers
  • A Look at Businessman T. S. Croft
  • Abe Rankin and Days of The Flatboat
  • Claud Wheeler Killed By Cowboys
  • A Look Back At Marion's Greatest Politicians, James and DeBoe
  • Dr. Frazer One of County's 31 Physician in 1900
  • Mrs. Lottie Terry, Well Known Business Woman
  • Remembering the Winter of 1917
  • Mrs. Anna Hayes Sherer Always Gave Teaching 110 Percent
  • Early Tribes Lived On the Ohio Near Tolu
  • The Legend of Panther Hollow
  • The Legend of the Bob Apple Story
  • The Ford Band of Desperadoes
  • The Legend of the Call of the Mocking Bird of Fords Ferry
  • The Road Led Out From Fords Ferry
  • The Legend of Old Flynn's Ferry Road
  • Mattoon Crossroads Significant To History
  • A Look Back at The Community of Bells Mines
  • Crooked Creek, Cross Keys and More
  • Crittenden Springs Was A Splendid Hotel
  • Ohio River Brought First People To Crittenden
  • Lock and Dam to be Built at Clementsburg
  • A Money Mystery is Solved
  • On Cold Nights, Olive Branch Band Warmed Hearts
  • D.C. Tastes Crittenden Syrup
  • A Look at 1890s County Reveals Familiar Towns
  • How Places Like Seven Springs Got Their Names
  • Weston Named For Ford's Wife
  • A Look Back at Early Times at Caldwell Springs Area
  • Dycusburg, A Glance at Her History and People
  • How Railroad Town Crayneville Became Crayne
  • Piney Fork Community
  • Visiting the Communities of Levias, Union and Midway
  • How Hardesty, Ky. Got its Name
  • Plantation Homes Crumbling With Time
  • Tour Around Old Fords Ferry in 1880
  • Some History About the Ohio River Ferry
  • Tolu Was a Prosperous, Vigorous Town in the Late 1800's
  • How Mexico, Kentucky Got Its Name
  • History of Frances Community
  • Welcome to The Community Nunn Switch, Gladstone, and Hood
  • From Pigeon Roost to Monument Ridge
  • On Horseback to Old Shady Grove
  • Tribune Once Had a Store and Blacksmith
  • If Walls Could Talk, a History of a Home
  • Paul Heady Keeps Sweet Family Tradition Cooking
  • Burt Stout Sends Letter from 1899 Battleship
  • Ellis B. Ordway First Local Native Son Killed in WW I
  • Supreme Sacrifice of Harold E. Winn
  • A Tribute of Respect
  • Lest We Forget Those Who Served
  • The Ultimate Sacrifice, James Ellis Ordway