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The Road to Ritter’s Mill

An excerpt from CC Simmons’ “Historical Trip Through Eastern Barren Co., KY.” “The road leading down from Hwy 63 to Ritter’s Mill is very rough, and steep. The original mill stood some 300 or 400 feet down the stream from … Continue reading

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Cause of Death of 4 is a Mystery – Nichols Tragedy Part 2

Glasgow Times Thursday November 3 1927 “The bodies of four persons, all members of one family, were found in the debris of their fireswept home 4 miles from here at 2:30 Monday afternoon. The dead are Earl Nichols, 37, Mrs.Polly … Continue reading

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The Legend of Martin’s Station

Recently, I was asked by a friend about some local information, and when I went into research mode, I pulled out some older manuscripts, and came across this bit of lore, to add to the Warren County Barren River legends. … Continue reading

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Old Richardsville Bridge Phenomena

Back in the early 1990s, I became aware of this legend when my cousin started dating a friend of mine, and they asked me to take her to her granddad’s farm near Richardsville, in Warren Co, KY. Not being familiar … Continue reading

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An Indian Legend: Lilanthal’s Curse

Wickliffe Bottom was on the Barren River about 20 miles upstream, east of Bowling Green, KY. This very rich and productive piece of land today bears no trace of the stirring events of 250 years ago. It was once a … Continue reading

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The Legends of Middle Bridge

Bridge lore is always fascinating, yet boringly all the same stories when it comes down to it. It’s always about some girl, or woman, who either had a wreck, fell out of a vehicle, was kidnapped, raped, or there is … Continue reading

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Martha Divine Hole

I have been putting off writing this in hopes of finding out more about the historical aspect of this legend, but it seems that any family records or other has been lost to time. Thus, I have gotten my own … Continue reading

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