part 2

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           Hearses of the Jesse Hamilton Funeral Home, Verona, 1930


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New Bethel Baptist,  founded in
1840 at the home of Zadok Stephenson

“Old” and “New” Baptist Churches in Verona, 1930

Story of New Bethel turning 100 years old. The old church used to be the Methodist Church


The 1888 Lake Atlas of Boone County shows a “Catholic Church” and a “M. E. Church” in Verona, but no Baptist Church.  The Methodist (M.E.) is located about where the Baptist Church now stands. The Boone County Banner notes in an item from 1897 that “A union Sabbath school is being conducted at the Methodist Church.”  It also notes that “The Baptist school holds its winter sessions in the League Hall.”  A month later, the Banner says that “The people of Verona are endeavoring to raise enough money to erect a new M. E. church building. . .  . The present building was erected fifty years ago, and is in a very bad condition.” 


Verona, Kentucky St. Pat's
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
A few words on the history of St. Patrick are here.
right, From a Facebook post by JoAnn Code Geiman

St. Patrick gets new statues, 1899.

St. Patrick gets a visitor in 1916

The Catholic Telegraph, March 25, 1920

More extensive story on the fire.

The Catholic Telegraph, April 1, 1920



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Patrick Ferrell Residence

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A brief history of the
Verona Bank is here.
Verona Bank Logo
Thanks! to Robbie Ratliff for
 this one, and the one below.
Caroline Williams'
Sketch of Verona
Old Verona Jail


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Pony Riding at Verona Lake Ranch Rain or Shine, there were three shows every Sunday at Verona Lake Ranch Musicians Billy Thomas and Mimi at Verona Lake Ranch One of the three fishing lakes at Verona Lake Ranch

Country and Western Jamboree Magazine, the source of most of these pictures, featured an article on Verona Lake Ranch in 1957.  You can read it here. (pdf)


Verona Lake Ranch, was begun in the 1950's by Bill and Edna Scroggins, later owned by Thurston and Georgiana Moore.  Performers who have appeared there include Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Eddie Arnold, Homer and Jethro, Jimmy Dickens, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, and Porter Wagoner.

  Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Ferlin Young Ernest Tubb   Hank Snow Flatt & Scrugs Bill Monroe
Johnny Cash Faron Young Ernest Tubb   Hank Snow Flatt & Scruggs Bill Monroe
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Johnny Cash Ferlin Husky Wilburn Brothers   Louvin Brothers Webb Pierce Stanley Brothers

(All the links on the names are to the artist's page in the Country Music Hall of Fame.) The ads are from the Post and the Enquirer in the mid-to-late 1950's


A selection of Verona Lake Ranch news story's from Billboard Magazine A selection of Verona Lake Ranch news story's from Cash Box Magazine.


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More great pictures from Verona Lake Ranch.  The entrance was between what was the school and
 what was  the Verona Bank. Thanks to Buddy Rouse and Scott Risner for reproducing these, from the 1957¬†Hillbilly & Western Scrapbook.

The End
Billboard, July 20, 1959


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Modernizing the Old Railroad Signals at Verona, 1952