Tag Archives: John J. Dickey

Breathitt’s Historic Markers

Breathitt County had six roadside markers. One is now missing. Learn more about some of our historic sites. Continue reading

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Dr. Dickey Survives Coup

Dr. John J. Dickey stumbled into Jackson and built a school. Several people tried to take it from him including an 1888 coup attempt. Continue reading

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Breathitt’s Christmas Early Customs

A look at several early Christmas traditions in Jackson. Several are still practiced in the county today, but I don’t know if the local stores still have oysters. Continue reading

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S. P. Lees Collegiate Institute

John J. Dickey’s horse stumbled and changed the history of Breathitt County.

A look at the early history of Lees Collegiate Institute. Continue reading

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