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Interesting Things Along the Way

While preparing for the book I got to visit and revisit some great places along the way. Here are a few:

Nada tunnel, the unique entrance to the Red River Gorge country

The Red River Museum in Clay City, Ky

Amazing petroglyph rock  on display in Red River Museum
Sue, owner of  Sue's  Hot dogs in Stanton, Ky
There is no other hot dog in the world like Sue's
Rock Bridge crossing Swift Creek in Wolfe County, Ky
Many journals mention a bridge on a stream and turkey track carvings
The Swift legend is still marketable

Fitchburg Furnace in Estill Co, Ky
This is the largest iron furnace of this type in the country

The Purple Cow Restaurant in Beattyville, Ky

The Purple Cow is a small restaurant from the 1930's, nothing fancy but sure good home cooked food

Monument at Fort Harrod State Park honoring the westward expansion.  FDR was
on hand at the dedication of this massive granite monument

The giant Osage Orange Tree at Ft Harrod State Park is
one of the largest trees of this species in the world

Mantle Rock in Livingston County,  Ky, the longest natural arch in the Eastern US

The courthouse of Wolf County, Ky actually has a marker claiming to be the site of Swifts camp!
Clements Mineral Museum in Marion, Ky has the largest fluorite crystal collection in the world

    There are many more and I hope to share a little bit later. Some, of course, have already been covered as a previous topic. These are all great places to visit and I recommend all of them if you are looking for a day trip in Kentucky.


  1. Please join me in a discussion about any of these sites or tell us about your own favorites. These are just some of the neat places I'v run across while out researching the book.Some, I confess, I've visited many, many times.


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