p12_aceweekly_historyofhemp_March1995

p12_aceweekly_historyofhemp_March1995

“And now, borne far through the steaming air floats an odor, balsamic, starting…The lungs swell out deeply to draw it in: fragrance once known in childhood, ever in the memory afterward and able to bring back to the wanderer, homesick thoughts on midsummer days in the shadowy, many-toned woods, over into which is blown the smell of the hemp-fields,” — James Lane Allen, The Reign of Law, A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields

The Security Trust Safety Vault Company was located at the corner of Short and Mill in Lexington. At this time, W.R. Milward Mortuary was located next door to the vault. Across the street was the office of W.J. Loughridge, the largest hemp dealer in Fayette County.