Welcomes you to the most
beautiful state in the United States
Born: February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville,
Hardin County, Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1865.
Born: Christian County(now Todd), Kentucky,
June 3, 1808
Died: New Orleans, La
Dec. 5, 1889
Land of fast horses and beautiful
A synopsis of who we are
My wife and I in
Mount Carmel High School
My memories of Mt. Carmel High School , Vancleve. Ky. 1945-1950
History of my childhood at Scuddy coal camps
Over a hundred photos of your favorite stars of 1930 - 1950
My Life in the
A short history of Perry County
My recollection of Hazard in the 1930's and 40's
My recollection of Vicco in the 1930's and 40's
A list of all the state parks and links to their home page with pictures
A list of seven hundred state festivals with links to their home page and sixteen pictures
of varuios festivals
Links to various websites that include genealogy, radio stations, newspapers, etc.
Sixteen phots of parks
Please visit . Over sixteen photos of tourist attractions
A history of Amesbury, Ma., my current residence; built the best ships, including
the Battle ship "Alliance"
Made the first and most carriages, the first and most early automobile bodies, one of the
first to make trolley cars and the world renouned Hoyt Buffalo Prand Peanut products
Links to state, county and town
Dept. of Tourism
Perry County Tourism
Buckhorn State Park
Carriage Museum of
Roger' s World
A photographic history of Kentucky coal camps
The Kentucky Explorer
Are you longing to hear your all time favorite big band music?
has it all.
All you have to do is click on the link and enjoy.
You can listen to the original recordings of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and
My good friend, George Spink, is your host.
From the rolling Blue Grass with its unmatchable horse farms
to the peaks of the mountains and to the lakes and farms in the west, Kentucky has to be
one of the most beautiful states in the Union. It has the Ohio River for its northern
border, the Mississippi River borders the west, and the Pine and Cumberland Mountains to
the south. No matter where you are, you are surrounded by sheer beauty.
Kentucky ranks second in the nation with the most water
miles including Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, the largest man made lake in the Eastern
United States. Both presidents in the Civil war were born a short distance from each
other. Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, is one of the largest sporting events
in the land. The nation's gold reserve is located at Fort Knox.
Mammoth Cave, 379 feet deep and with a length of 350 miles,
is the longest in the world. Its underground beauty is breathtaking. There are only two
waterfalls in the world that has moonbows. Cumberland falls is one of them.
Its fertile soil is conducive to some of the best farming in
the nation, crops like tobacco, wheat, and potatoes. The Southeastern region houses some
of the nation's largest coal and natural gas deposits. There are more state parks in
Kentucky than any other state.
Kentucky quilts and baskets are highly sought after by
antique and folk art collectors. Antique Kentucky furniture commands outstanding prices.
No matter which US, state, or county road one drives, there
is a breathtaking view for him to enjoy. If one were to throw a dart at the state map to
decide where he wanted to go, he would not be disappointed. There are one hundred twenty
counties with each one offering a great vacation destination.
Colonel Harlan Saunders
Governor Albert "Happy" Chandler
not forget these gentlemen.
1909 Open Spindle Runabout
Delker Brothers, Henderson
Twin Autoseat Family Surrey
F.A. Ames Company, Owensboro
1909 Lexington Model A
Lexington Motor Car Company, Lexington
Moved to Connersvill, IN in 1910
1915 Ames Covered Coupe
The Ames Motor Car Co. Owensboro
1916 Dixie Flyer Touring Autmobile
Kentucky Wagon Mfg. Co. Louisville,
A few samples of Kentucky made vehicles
Most of all, the people in Kentucky are the friendliest of
any state. I may be be partial toward Kentucky, I was born and raised there.
This beautiful state, as we see it today, did
not suddenly appear by the waving of a magic wand. It was discovered and settled by
people who had a vision of a better life and they were willing to work and die for it.
When the earlier settlers first viewed Kentucky, the Indian name for Dark and Bloody Land,
they called it the "Pearl of The West". Can you imagine what Daniel
Boone thought when he stood at the top of Cumberland Gap and looked Northward? Some of the
bloodiest wars fought with any Indian Nations were by the settlers in Kentucky. These wars
lasted for twenty years. Three great European countries, Great Britain, France, and Spain
were willing to go to war to claim this state, but by the hard work of several Kentucky
Statesmen, in a log house in a little settlement named Danville, it became the 15th state
in the United States.
Their struggles are well documented in "
The History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi" by John
W. Monette, 1846 vol. 2. It is a long and detailed history of settlements and battles
fought. It is a must read for anyone interested in the history of Kentucky. One can find
it at this website: History
of the Settlement of the Mississippi Valley. It takes several minutes to
download, but it is worth the wait. Make it a favorite so you can read it at your leisure.
Copied from John Filson's book "The
Discover, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucke (1784)" is a portion of the
first paragraph: " THE first white man we have certain accounts of, who discovered
this province, was one James MBride, who, in company with some others, in the year
1754, the Ohio in Canoes, landed at the mouth of Kentucke river, passing down and there
marked a tree, with the first letters of his name, and the date, which remain to this day.
These men reconnoitred the country, and returned home with the pleasing news of their
discovery of the best tract of land in North-America, and probably in the world. From this
period it remained concealed till about the year 1767, when one John Finley, and some
others, trading with the Indians, fortunately travelled over the fertile region, now
called Kentucke, then but known to the Indians, by the name of the Dark and Bloody Ground,
and sometimes the Middle Ground. "
Thus situated, many hundred miles from our families in the howling wilderness, I
believe few would have equally enjoyed the happiness we experienced. I often observed to
my brother, You see now how little nature requires to be satisfied. Felicity, the
companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external
things; And I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in
whatsoever state he is. This consists in a full resignation to the will of Providence; on
and a resigned soul finds pleasure in a path strewed with briars and thorns. A
quotation of Daniel Boone as written by John Filson.
Mansion..My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown
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72 Haverhill Rd.
Amesbury, Ma. 01913
To contact, please email me.
1950's quilt made by my brother's wife, Juanita Browning
Feltner; niece of Noman Combs who was a former postmaster at Jeff.
Click for a larger photo
Cherry Kentucky cannonball bed, ca 1833