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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 52
The park and forest has become a magnet for rock climbers, who flock to the jagged faces and broken pinnacles around the Red River Gorge area. It is also popular with hikers because it has around 600 miles of trails to explore. This includes the famo...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 51
During our trip around Kentucky there were three State park areas that we had picked out in advance that we want to visit. I am going to deal with them all now but we actually visited them while we were doing some of the other things I have already w...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 50
During their 105 year tenure the Pleasant Hill Shakers built more than 260 structures around the property. Today there are only 34 buildings that have survived with most of these being along what was the one mile long gravel turnpike. ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state = Part 49
The restoration process:- With the Shakers gone and the buildings in private hands what was once a full thriving community was now very quiet with the Shakers all but forgotten. The buildings began to take on new functions with the Tru...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state = Part 48
The History of Pleasant Hill On New Year’s Day in 1805 three Shaker missionaries, John Meacham, Issachar Bates and Benjamin Seth Youngs, left the Mount Lebanon community in New York and started to walk towards Kentucky. It was in Augus...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 47
Academics and theology scholars have many different opinions about the followers of Mother Ann. They are not certain if they believed she was the female reincarnation or if she was just a prophet predicting that the second coming would be in a female...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 46
The Pleasant Hill Shakers We had heard that there was a Shaker village that was quite near our route to the Daniel Boone National forest so we decided that this would make a good place to stop on the journey as they offered accommodati...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 45
Covered Bridges continued :- In Lewis, Mason and Bracken counties which are all to the north of Lexington along the Ohio River you will find some more covered bridges. If you are in Lexington then to get to the general area you need t...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 44
Covered Bridges continued :- The bridges of Fleming County are about an hour and a half drive from Lexington and are located to the northeast. Take US 68 north through Paris, turning right at KY 36 toward Carlisle. Once there you can ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 43
Covered Bridges continued :- Eastern Bridges Greenup County which is in the north eastern part of Kentucky is home to two covered bridges. Travelling from Lexington you take the I-64 East for about two and a half hours. At the Grayson ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state- Part 42
Covered Bridges continued:- Covered bridges are first seen in history in the early 1300’s in Switzerland and the around Europe up to the late 1500’s when they seemed to go out of fashion. They re-appeared in America in the 1700’s with ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state- Part 41
Covered Bridges Kentucky' s ' Timbered Tunnels' are rare and scenic view of past times. These covered bridges are remarkable combinations of both engineering and architecture. Now days they provide a weathered reminder of earlier times...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state- Part 40
HISTORIC PLACES IN THE BLUEGRASS REGION continued; If you are looking for places that commemorate the Revolutionary war then you need to go about 20 miles north of Paris to the Blue Licks Battlefield State Park. This is the site of th...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state- Part 39
HISTORIC PLACES IN THE BLUEGRASS REGION continued; If you continue traveling south after your visit to Nicholasville you will come to Danville which is the home of the Constitution Square State Historic Site. This site includes a pre-...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 38
HISTORIC PLACES IN THE BLUEGRASS REGION History beckons from every direction in the Bluegrass Region so here is just a sample of some of the attractions that are worth visiting if you happen to be in the area. There are so many that it...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 37
As you travel around the state you will come across many craft and art workshops some are in towns and others have been set up in the barns of old farms. You just need to keep an eye out as your drive around as you may come across a real gem. The nex...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 36
If you are in the Lexington area then Kentucky' s official ‘Craft Capital’ is only 40 miles south at Berea. Berea has a long standing tradition as a centre of craftsmanship and this earned it the designation by the Kentucky State Legislature. ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 35
If you have managed to work your way through all the other articles in this trip then at this point I feel I must own up to a slight use of artistic licence. Kentucky is quite a small state which is what made this trip possible withou...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 34
As I mentioned in the previous article private homes aren' t Lexington' s only historical buildings. Being at the heart of some of the important times of American history there are a number of other sites in the area that are worth a visit. <...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 33
The Latrobe House is the one that I mentioned earlier in that it is currently in the middle of a full restoration. Depending on when you are reading this it may still be happening as there seems to be a lot of work that needs doing. There' s no furni...
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