Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Frances Salyers: Phillip Coffey story on Meat Skin Road name.

Frances Salyers writes what she found out from Phillip Coffey:
This is what Phillip shares:
"the road we now call Weed-Sparksville Road' was built by the W.P.A.(Worker Progress Administration.) The funds for the W.P.A. were supplied after the enactment of the N.R.A. (National Recovery Act).

The pay was very low for laborers. Upon seeing the small payment for his labor Mr. Emment Parnell proclaimed, 'All that can be purchased with these wages is a few meatskins, hence 'Meatskin Road'. Story shared with myself and others by Uncle Ural Coffey (1909-2004) many times . . .Not sure about the spelling of Mr.Parnell's first name. This is what I found out from -Phillip Coffey. "
Frances Salyers, co-proprietor, D & F Grocery & Deli
About: - History Query: How did 'Meatskin Road' get the name?

This story was posted on 2018-06-11 08:32:17
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

(AD) - Many Reunion organizing efforts are also advertised in our REUNIONS category in our CM Classifeds. These are posted at a very low cost. See RATES & TERMS


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.