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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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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 32

The next house on the list is the Hunt-Morgan House. This brick built house at 201 North Mill Street has several claims to fame. It was originally built in 1814 for the first person to become a millionaire west of the Alleghenies. That was a hemp mer...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 31

Lexington is a fairly compact area for a city and a walk around the historic homes that are open will show a variety of architectural styles, as well as the stories of some of Lexington' s most influential families and individuals. Depending on when ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 30

If you have been reading through this set of articles in sequence you might remember, that in part 25, I gave a list of some of the other things you might want to do. Well we actual did them and over the next sections of this article I will give you ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 29

There are two other horse related places in the area that are worth talking about. Also if you’re not really into thoroughbreds but still like horses then these may even be a better option for you. The first is The Kentucky Horse Park...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 28

While the farms listed below may not have a resident Kentucky Derby winner they do each have their own unique history, local crafted barns and landscaping. Lane' s End Farm:- This farm has been compared in a number of places to a nati...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 27

Now if you are really into thoroughbred horses then you might want to arrange something more special. Most of the living Kentucky Derby Winners are retired to Bluegrass farms in the area. So what I have listed here are the farms and studs of ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 26

Spectacular horse farms have been part of the Bluegrass Region since it was first settled, and so have horse farm visitors. There are about 450 horse farms in the region with about 150 in Lexington/Fayette County. They' re all working farms which mea...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 25

Before we set of exploring we read up on a brief history of the area in the hotels library. It seems that when European settlers arrived on the scene, the Bluegrass Region was in use as a hunting ground for many different Native American tribes. A fa...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 24

The previous day of our trip had taken us towards the edge of the Bourbon producing area as we headed to Lexington where we planned to have a look at some places that had produced so many winners. We are not particularly horse people but it would be ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 23

The second day of this part of the trip saw us heading to Lawrenceburg which is just down the Bluegrass Parkway. Here you can join a tour at the Four Roses Distillery. You’re sure to enjoy the story behind this brand and the unique Spanish Mission st...
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