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Some Interesting Things Along The Way

Lot's of very interesting carvings are found in some very unusual places. 

   I noted before one of the greatest pleasures of researching and writing about the John Swift legend was the opportunity and need to travel around the state to gather up information. I always keep my camera handy and usually snap a few shots to jog my memory later. Indeed some of the previous blog posts resulted in being in a place that seemed, at least to me, interesting at the time. We have such a beautiful and diverse state with equally beautiful and diverse people. So, if you are interested here are some more things I ran across that struck my fancy as I explored for the book Swift..
    Presently, believe it or not I have started on my second book. I can't tell you about it yet but just like the first it requires me visiting some pretty neat places and meeting some interesting folks to put the project together. Now I confess I never intended nor do I have the ability to be a great author. I wrote Swift, because, well, it needed to be written. The story needs to be told again and again. Just think, this legend is OLDER than our state. It has been passed along from one generation to the next. It is our turn to pass it along to the next and my aim was to do that with this novel. Now while my book is just a yarn the legend and some pretty important episodes in Kentucky's history are included. Anyway here are some  neat things around the state that caught my attention.
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say

On the seventh day of June, 1769  "I saw with pleasure the levels of Kentucke"- Daniel Boone
This photo from Pilot Knob provides the wonderful view of the Bluegrass Region

I like to eat and any restaurant named the Cornbread Cafe will get me every time! 
Worth the stop too!

Overlooking the city of Pineville, Ky is the magnificent Chained Rock overseeing the narrow passageway that the famous Wilderness Road negotiated the rugged mountain

The Cumberland Gap provided one of the few passageways for Boone and the rest of the pioneers to access the lands they called Kentuke

The old swimming hole on Indian creek in the middle of Swift country

The Salt Festival at Big Bone Lick State Park provides the opportunity to see many pioneer crafts and skills

They still boil the brine water at Big Bone Salt Festival producing salt in the same manner as pioneers  

At the Archaeology Weekend at Gladie in the Red River Gorge native American and pioneer skills are demonstrated ranging from pottery to cattail houses 

Cattail house
     If you arrived at this blog site looking for more information about the Swift legend and things associated with the famous lost mines, just check out the archive over in the right column. I have planned to introduce you to some real modern day Swift treasure hunters in future blogs including a guest blogger in the near future with some amazing stories. Also coming will be an excerpt entitled Louis tells a story from my book Swift .Be sure to sign up for a reminder so that you will not miss these exciting posts. Thanks for dropping buy. 

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