Tag Archives: KY

A ride on the Belle

I’m guessing that deep down most history lovers crave occasional moments where they feel they’ve stepped into a time machine. I think reenactors call it a history rush. So when you give several hundred history geeks (the ones that get paid … Continue reading

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One of America’s unknown capital cities

Frankfort, Kentucky is a state capital that gets lost among more prominent and well-known capital cities in the United States, perhaps because it ranks near the bottom in terms of population. This small town sits between Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky’s large … Continue reading

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Historical dining – A Kentucky tavern

I like to eat in eighteenth century historic taverns. I have great memories of evenings spent enjoying gambols at Chowning’s Tavern in Williamsburg and eating at the other restored taverns in the colonial town. Then there’s City Tavern in Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Mrs. Lincoln’s family home

Nineteenth century author Sarah Orne Jewett wrote about visiting the home of the Brontë sisters in England: “Nothing you ever read about them can make you know them until you go there. Never mind people who tell you there is … Continue reading

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Locust Grove and the Clarks

Locust Grove Dear Papa – I hope you are well. I want to see you and my brothers. Kiss them for me. I am a good girl, and will learn my book. Your affectionate daughter, Mary M. Clark Written in … Continue reading

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