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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 55
As long as you do not mind underground places then I have saved the best till last and that is the Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave is nine miles northwest of I-65 and is about an equal distance of 85 miles from both Louisville, Kentucky, and...
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Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York – Part 3
After your visit to the command centre there are three main areas that are open to the public. Immediately below is the flight deck and under that is the hanger deck, below these are parts of the third and gallery decks
After you make ...
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Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York – Part 2
So where is it and what can you expect to see? It is located at Pier 6 on the western side of Manhattan on the Hudson River.
On board you will find a collection of more than twenty aircraft, it does change, from World War Two to the p...
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Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York – Part 1
If you happen to visit New York City there are plenty of attractions that vie for your attention. However if you like recent history, and especially aircraft, then a visit to Intrepid Museum is a must. The museum is an educational and cultural non-pr...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 56
The park was officially established on July 1, 1941. It covers an area of 52, 830 acres with the most important feature out of sight under the Kentucky hills. Out of sight is a limestone labyrinth that became the heartland of the national park. While...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 54
The Cumberland Gap Visitor Centre is located on U. S. Highway 25E just southeast of Middlesboro, Kentucky and just northwest of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel and the town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. The visitor centre has a museum that tells you all ab...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 53
The Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is situated at the point where Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia all meet. This natural pass provided the main route for settlers and traders crossing the Appalachians into the Midwest. It is now a National Hi...
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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
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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