Monday, June 15, 2015

A Little Local Flavor

I took a little break from harvesting the box farm… and took a History Walk in town. It is free and includes many of the famous folks that lived or spent time in the town, some historical buildings and events that shaped the town. This tour is in its 28th year and is free.

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While waiting… I liked the way the lights on the building… lined up.

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Local innkeeper, that hosted General Custer, PT Barnum and Jenny Lind.

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Custer

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Jenny Lind- this young lady sang ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ for us.

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PT Barnum

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Carrie Nation

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First Free Black (my memory fails me on the rest of his history)

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President Lincolns stepmother, Sarah Johnson

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Tour Guide, Haycraft, son of a founding father.

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Stained glass on 2 different churches in the downtown area. 

It was a fun hour, and since they do this free… I think I will go again… when the temps are not quite so warm!!!

Next tour… some distilleries, and there are lots of those nearby!!!

More Later- Beth

 

5 comments:

Jean said...

Looks like fun! We have taken several trips to distilleries in Kentucky. You'll enjoy those tours too.

Jean said...

Looks like fun! We have taken several trips to distilleries in Kentucky. You'll enjoy those tours too.

yarngoddess said...

Ha! Harvesting the box farm... took me a minute but then I remembered you're still unpacking. Lovely idea for a tour, costumes looked wonderfully authentic but hot!
Diane

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

What fun, and history too! Looks like you'll have lots of walking and photo ops.

Fleurette said...

I like the stained glass windows - looks a lovely interesting town.