Frank Slake (right) and Ray Stratton gathered holly and mistletoe in the hills near Lerose, KY for Christmas 1907 when they worked for the K. & P. Lumber Company established there. Full caption at Owsley County Historical & Genealogy Society.
I knew of Cutler’s presence and influence in my community from an early age; Cutler had been one of the organizers of the famed ‘Coonskin’ Library established there in 1804 by area residents who craved printed materials on the then US frontier. Cutler was the first secretary of the Western Library, the real name of the subscription library. School children of the town frequently presented a play portraying the creation of this library.