Tag Archives: Beulah Nunn Park

Octagon Cottage

This unusual house is tucked back off the Beckton-Rocky Hill Road, off of Hwy 1297, very near the small hamlet of Beckton, KY. It was built in the year 1847, by William Henry Edmunds, with the help of Reuben Bates, … Continue reading

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Booger Hunting

My 19-year old daughter reminded me last night that I have seriously neglected this blog site, and I must say I have to agree with her.  It’s that time of year again, when nighttime begins to get longer, and the … Continue reading

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The Cholera in Glasgow – 1853

I had not thought to cover this subject when I first started this project, but someone said it would not be right not to cover it, as it was the most tragic incident in the history of Barren County. It … Continue reading

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Intermission

From Gorin’s “Times of Long Ago” – Pioneers had their amusements as well as hardships, and if we compared their happiness with that of the present generation perhaps we would find them as cheerful and happy, if not more so, … Continue reading

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The Tragic Elopement – 22 February 1848

This next tale of lovers came to a terrible end near the small community of Lecta, about 2 miles east of Glasgow. In the 1960s, the Edmonton Road (Hwy 68/80) was moved several hundred yards south to its present location … Continue reading

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