laurel land of the free
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#21 Aug 8, 2012
I mentioned a shooting at teen hangout in Laurel about 1978.Randy Edwards was shot by guy from Lake View.wasnt damaged very bad but im sure it hurt like hell.Gary Callahan was standing behind Randy.Gary died on fathers day this year,only 52 years old.Me and Gary ran alot together Beanblossom bluegrass festival,the haspin acres shows. we seen all the biggies-Ralph Stanley and the Clinch mountain boys-Bill Monroe his brother Birch Monroe-JD Crowe-grandpa Jones-Lonzo and Oscar-many more.Does any body remember Grand-pa Jones and his wife performing at LHS about 1979?
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#22 Aug 8, 2012
sorry about that.Why doesnt someone from Laurel build abetter computer?
Adventure Man

Tucson, AZ

#23 Aug 9, 2012
Maybe someone remembers my Laurel adventure around '68 or '69 when I was about 16-17. I was taking photos around the dam and when I came back up to the main road (by the bridge) a semi-tractor pulling a big house trailer had slid off the pavement and left the trailer blocking the intersection. I was trapped on the dam road. I sure didn't feel like spending the night in my VW Bug along that road; besides, even if I called home my parents would never believe why I wasn't coming home that night. People standing around said I could try driving across the trestle and follow the tracks into town. They were laughing as they said it but I was desperate enough to give it a try. An old farmer helped me get aligned on the tracks and off I went. It was a bumpy ride and if the train had come along I'd have had to jump for it but I slowly made it back to the road. There was a a house right there that always had a bunch of dirty little kids playing around it, in the street and on the tracks - that's where I got back on the pavement with some kids yelling & cheering.

I just wonder if anybody reading this might remember that. I was in a red VW bug, probably without hubcaps, and I never stopped in town once I got through.
Pooh-Kitty

Arlington, TN

#24 Aug 9, 2012
I didnt grow up in Laurel but I had freinds there. I also went to high school there. I loved it. The people there were so nice and down to earth. I had a choice of going to Brookville High School or Laurel High School. Brookville was to SNOOTY so I chose Laurel and was so glad I did. I loved it.
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#25 Aug 14, 2012
does anyone remember Laurel building a giant catapult in 1972 and being champion that year? there used to be licence plates {for the front of cars} mentioning this up into the 80 s.
Champions

Marion, IL

#26 Aug 19, 2012
Col Bogey wrote:
does anyone remember Laurel building a giant catapult in 1972 and being champion that year? there used to be licence plates {for the front of cars} mentioning this up into the 80 s.
Laurel National Catapult Champions in 1972!
Im with ya

Arlington, TN

#27 Aug 20, 2012
What is a catapult?
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#28 Aug 20, 2012
its a device that can throw a large rock or a lot of smaller ones over a wall.I believe the Scottish invented this. It looks like a bucket on a big stick.In 1972 Laurel was planning on attacking Brookville and moving courthouse to Laurel.
First time ever

Marion, IL

#29 Aug 20, 2012
Col Bogey wrote:
.In 1972 Laurel was planning on attacking Brookville and moving courthouse to Laurel.
That is a complete lie. It was a National competition for schools to see who could build the best catapult and launch a stone the longest distance. It had nothing to do with Brookville what so ever. Why cause trouble when trouble is not needed?
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#30 Aug 21, 2012
just kidding,lighten up.
Im with ya

Arlington, TN

#31 Aug 21, 2012
Yeah we are just kidding.
Col Bogey

New Castle, IN

#32 Sep 2, 2012
There is only one historic sign in the northern states dedicated to a southern general.Laurels own Francis Asbury Shoup,the souths leading artillary commander.
knows

Connersville, IN

#33 Sep 3, 2012
Col Bogey wrote:
There is only one historic sign in the northern states dedicated to a southern general.Laurels own Francis Asbury Shoup,the souths leading artillary commander.
In a graveyard Shoup is not buried in. In a graveyard full of Ind Volunteers for the North. Shoup the grandson of James Conwell the founder of Laurel, who freed his slave Nellie (who is also buried there) before he legally had to free her and gave her a proper burial and tombstone. In a graveyard where the most famous Northern Civil war poet and Northern financial backer Forceythe Willson and his wife and baby son Elisabeth Conwell are buried. Poetry was very big back in the day for many useful purposes. In a Northern caused graveyard to put it simply! Feel better Col?
knows

Connersville, IN

#34 Sep 3, 2012
cause <typo>

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#35 Sep 3, 2012
Anyone remember the Odd Fellows Lodge where the old Cozy Corner restaurant was located on the corner? Back when the Odd Fellows was a Lodge if the Laurel men stayed drunk, didn't support their family, or beat their wives and children they were disciplined strictly. They also gave to the poor, and helped the community in all ways needed. Too bad the lodge is long gone, they would have a field day in Laurel today.

In the 1800's and early 1900's Laurel was a very prominent and booming town. You young ones talk about Laurel Pride and really haven't a clue what pride really means. Take the Odd Fellows approach to pride. Clean up the town in all ways needed.

It wouldn't hurt for you to go to the Laurel Library and learn your Laurel History! You can start there and really find out what kind of town you grew up in.
you didnt mention

Peoria, IL

#36 Sep 3, 2012
Col Bogey wrote:
I mentioned several old murders from the past when i started last week.Theres still family alive from Kokomo hill murders,i dont want to bring up bad memories to them.three were shot to death that day and man who shot them died or was killed in prison.my aunts brother-in-law one of them.my uncle told me they were arguing over a 100 dollar truck.
you didnt mention Jason Bolton murdered August 21 1991

http://justiceforjasonbolton.com/ Justice For Jason
Col Bogey

New Castle, IN

#37 Sep 3, 2012
Not trying to restart civil war,just pointing something out.Like most, had family on both sides. 2nd east Tennesse calvery [union] and Morgans raiders out of the lex.ky. area.The poet buried in Laurel was Abe Lincolns favorite poet.
Lincoln liked his poem -old seargent.I have only read this in one book,i assume its true.
Several Whitewater Valley men highly noted in civil war,Lew Wallace,Pleasent Hackleman and Gen.Burnsides.
knows

Connersville, IN

#38 Sep 3, 2012
You are right about Abe Lincoln liking that poem and poet. The poet's complete book and his wife's is available to read at our Library. I guess your alright Col. Smiling.
jerry burgdoerfer

Troutman, NC

#39 Sep 4, 2012
Hanna2o wrote:
Anyone remember the Odd Fellows Lodge where the old Cozy Corner restaurant was located on the corner? Back when the Odd Fellows was a Lodge if the Laurel men stayed drunk, didn't support their family, or beat their wives and children they were disciplined strictly. They also gave to the poor, and helped the community in all ways needed. Too bad the lodge is long gone, they would have a field day in Laurel today.
In the 1800's and early 1900's Laurel was a very prominent and booming town. You young ones talk about Laurel Pride and really haven't a clue what pride really means. Take the Odd Fellows approach to pride. Clean up the town in all ways needed.
It wouldn't hurt for you to go to the Laurel Library and learn your Laurel History! You can start there and really find out what kind of town you grew up in.
Are you referring to the same building where the "free show" was projected on the back of the building during the summer? I rememeber the movie getting rained out, the film breaking, or the projector breaking. In any event, it was a fun event for all who attended.
Col Bogey

New Castle, IN

#40 Sep 4, 2012
A similar organiztion in A-ville,Red Mans lodge.Not many of those left.Anybody have any history on Laurel Acadamy? I remember the Mauzys lived next to it in 70.s

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