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Globe, KY

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Between the metropoli of Olive Hill and Morehead, there is and always has been Globe. If you are the town’s main road (U.S.60) at early rush hour, it is three miles of constant traffic. If you are a side road off the main road, it is just-skedaddled deer and red bud-cluttered hollows. Eighty-eight-year-old Claude “Hawkeye” Erwin has spent a lifetime — save the time he spent on a Navy ship during World War II — on this mildly populated stretch of earth. It is earth he has hunted, earth he has dug, earth he inherited and earth he has bought and paid for. “This place has everything,” he says. It always has. Words by Amy Wilson/Photographs by Charles Bertram | Staff

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4 Responses to “Globe, KY”
  1. Sandy McKenzie says:

    What a wonderful story. I visited Globe in the early 70’s and bought an old fashioned desk with an oak top and wooden handled drawers. It was beautiful and we used it and got many complements on it. I love to hear down home stories of good folks, thru good times and bad, they still love their land. I know where Globe is.

  2. Drebba says:

    Isn’t that your mother’s name?

  3. I grew up in Globe! My parents owned the cinder-blocked grocery at the corner of Dry Branch road and U.S. 60. Sadly for me, my home and the store no longer exist due to road improvement. I knew Claude “Hawkeye” Erwin and his family and many other Globians. I have many good memories of being there from birth to graduation from Olive Hill High School. I occasionally travel through that area and reminesce.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What’s up i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere,
    when i read this post i thought i could also make comment
    due to this good post.

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