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Debunking a Myth – The Truth About Bell’s Tavern

I was recently drawn into a discussion about the history of Mammoth Cave and the surrounding area, and stumbled upon a mess of half-truths and urban legends that are truly irreverent to the real history that is being smothered and … Continue reading

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Bowling Green’s Civil War Legacy

One of my “adopted” children asked me recently what I might know about a Civil War battle in the Bowling Green area. I have covered the Civil War in a few segments, mainly on Fort Williams here in Glasgow, and … 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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“Aunt Nan” Bishop and Agnes Wiltshire

In the olden days were many roads and byways, either fallen by the wayside, or were numbered into State Highways, and their original names have been forgotten. Only a few miles of road, off the beaten path, remains so named … Continue reading

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The Great Cave City Storm – 17 January 1870

On the 17th of January 1870, about 4 o’clock in the morning, the little town of Cave City, about 12 miles northwest of Glasgow, was wrecked. The great cyclone that swept the northern portion of the county was first noted … Continue reading

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