Category: Historical and Abandoned Places

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A Vision into 1800’s Barren County, KY and Abandoned Places

It has been stated that Barren County, KY has the most fertile land in the state.  It is easy to understand this ” old statement” when exploring the Big Barren River, undulating creeks, the old ancient trees lumbering over country lanes  and  the soft rolling hillsides of this area of Kentucky.  I often wonder as I explore these places of abandonment, of the people that once … Read More A Vision into 1800’s Barren County, KY and Abandoned Places

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Federal Grove in Auburn, Kentucky is Steeped in History as it is Charm

    Federal Grove History Since 1835, Federal Grove has had  a reputation for southern charm and hospitality when travelers from Louisville, Nashville and surrounding areas, would stop by for a short stay to be refreshed. During 1785, General Jonathan Clark, the eldest brother of William Clark from the Lewis and Clark expedition team, had been awarded 10,000 acres of prime land for his … Read More Federal Grove in Auburn, Kentucky is Steeped in History as it is Charm

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Glass Jar Attic House, Ruins of Bell’s Tavern- A Journey through Barren County, KY

    ‘We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.’ — Rumi   Glass Jar Attic House, Ruins of Bell’s Tavern- A Journey through Barren County, KY December the 20th of 1798 Barren County, KY came to be. Its name was taken from The Barrens, of which meadowlands do cover the northern third. The sub soil is made of clay which sits … Read More Glass Jar Attic House, Ruins of Bell’s Tavern- A Journey through Barren County, KY

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Fluff, is the magical ‘Stuff’ I find left behind on my ‘Abandoned House Journeys’

Tommie Flannery Baskis, photographing her abandoned houses and rural haunts on her journeys for the book ‘The Abandoned Story’

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Halloween Eve and the Celtic Festival of Samhain

    Halloween Eve, of which is also known to many as “All Hallows Evening” and “All Saints’ Eve” is celebrated by many countries on October 31st. The three day observance includes remembering our dear departed loved ones, saints and martyrs by placing candles on the graves of the dead. The Halloween traditions of gathering with loved ones and friends, eating delicious foods and candies, … Read More Halloween Eve and the Celtic Festival of Samhain

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Autumn Fog, Midway, KY and Woodford County, KY

  ‘Autumn fog wraps a field like spirits moving low above the reeds; where chilled air, rings birdsong on tendrils of suns first light’   Midway, KY is quaint as it is picturesque, with its rolling horse fields, tobacco barns, old stone walls that decorate the country roads for miles and the historic homes and buildings strewn about its countryside. It seems to be a place from an old … Read More Autumn Fog, Midway, KY and Woodford County, KY