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Neddie’s Caves and Hollow

In the years prior to the Civil War, Metcalfe County was then part of Barren County, and was a rural area, consisting mostly of small farms usually worked by family members. Metcalfe, which became a county in its own right … Continue reading

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Cave Ridge – The Spirit of the Cave Speaks

This is a tunnel cave of approximately 1,000 feet with a passageway running generally southwest-northeast direction. It is safe and easy to walk through all the way. This cave is in Metcalfe Co., KY, about 5 miles west of Edmonton … Continue reading

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From “Barren River Lake”

The following is excerpted from an article from a series that ran in the 1939 (Bowling Green) Daily News: “Port Oliver Salt Works – Trading Post in the Wilderness” by Wordney White “Of all the trails leading through Kentucky, there … Continue reading

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Tall Tales of a Tall, Tall Man – The Conundrum of the 9 Foot Grave

In all of the years of my chasing down my own ancestors, I have always been fascinated, and return quite often, to my ever elusive great-great-grandfather, Lorenzo Dow Bunch. So much folklore surrounds this mystery man that he has become … Continue reading

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Before it was Middle Bridge – The Legend Continues

This is an excerpt from an article that ran in the December 4, 1955 edition of the Park City Daily News – now in Bowling Green. The author of this article is not stated, but it is noted by myself … Continue reading

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The Legend of Mr. Boyd and the Naming of Boyd’s Creek

In a Glasgow KY newspaper, dated around 1943, Kenneth Yancey Boyd, son of Alfred D. Boyd, Jr., had written an article about the naming of Boyds Creek. The story goes that Robert Boyd immigrated from Virginia with his wife and … Continue reading

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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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