Tag Archives: Barren River Lake

Drum Roll – Some More Caves in the Barrens

From pages 80-81 KY Explorer magazine – May 1995. The following is a rough list, taken from even older manuscripts. 1- A series of caves on a branch of Skaggs Creek (Hacker’s Branch) about a mile north of Freedom Post … Continue reading

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The Drums Get Louder – Never Sink and other places

There are many caves scattered across this region, and in a few of them saltpetre was mined in the years 1813-15. The most well-known and productive of these was owned by Alexander Spottswood, grandson of one of the colonial governors … Continue reading

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Drums Across the Barrens

In the research of the area that was impounded by the US Army Corp of Engineers in the making of Barren River Reservoir, I got into the study of Prehistoric Barren county as well. I was aware in my childhood … Continue reading

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Under the Water – Chaplineton’s Demise

I’m attracted to areas that are pervasive with mystery and a kind of melancholy that comes with the sense of abandonment when areas pass their importance as a main artery of travel. Blame it on my Montana roots, where there … Continue reading

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