"Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.
Daniel Boone


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Old Country Store- Spears, KY

On Tate's Creek Road ( KY 2974) 9 miles south of elderly couple in their 80s ran the store until a couple of years ago. Best baloney sandwiches anywhere!

East Hickman Creek Baptist Church

Desha Glen Mason County

Built circa 1811 on 500 acres by Kentucky's 9th  Governor Joseph Desha (1824-28).Desha was a Major General of the Kentucky Militia in the war of 1812 and fought at the Battle of the Thames.  Located on Formans Chapel Road in Mason County,Kentucky. Desha was born 1762 in Monroe County, VA and died in 1848 in Scott County,KY.

Desha is buried in the Georgetown Cemetery in Scott County.

Maysville Academy

Where General U.S. Grant attended school at Maysville. Ulysses S. Grant entered this academy in fall of 1836, at the age of 14. Grant's home was in Georgetown, Ohio; he stayed with his uncle nearby while attending school. One of the most famous institutions in Ohio Valley, it was taught by two eminent scholars, Jacob W. Rand and W. W. Richeson. This building erected circa 1829 by Thomas G. Richardson, contractor. It was located on west 4th street above the hospital.

Unfortunately the building has been demolished leaving a gaping historic hole in Maysville's history.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Old Governor's Mansion in Frankfort Circa 1798

All decked out for Christmas 2012 and holiday tours!