Sunday, March 29, 2020
I got these images from Flora Cassell years and years ago. Yes, that the same Miss Castle that was a school teacher for decades at HHS. These photos were taken at the fort and it was for a film or magazine. She couldn't remember which. Funny thing, I have the dress she's wearing too. Certainly not a frock that a pioneer woman would have had. But wasn't she a pretty little thing back in the 1940's?
Photos provided by Jerry L. Sampson
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
Photograph and information provided by Jerry L. Sampson:
I've had this for several years. Came out of a collection in North Carolina. I think This is a bronze plaque that was engraved and cast by Herbert Alvin Sharpe. Herbert grew up in Burgin but left to travel the world. Spent his latter years in New Orleans, where he designed and produced the first light weight coins, called throws; as they were thrown from the mardi gras floats. He had a fabulous work shop at one time, and his work is very collected in LA. This one is in bronze but he could have done it also in aluminum, copper, brass or even gold. He still loved Kentucky and Harrodsburg and often used them in his original works.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
ISO: Anyone who can tell me exactly when Pioneer Memorial State Park changed to Old Fort Harrod State Park. There is limited information on this topic, but I do know it was Pioneer in 1935 and Fort Harrod in 1968. Any help is greatly appreciated!
[Just in] Stop the presses! After zipping through old newspapers, I have an update. The last mention of Pioneer Memorial State Park is in 1968 and the first mention of Old Fort Harrod State Park is 1969.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Photographs and information provided by Ralph Anderson:
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Did you know that the “hog town” nickname for Harrodsburg started in the 1820s when hogs outnumbered county residents two to one? On the hill where the old Harrodsburg High School stands, there were hog corrals, sales rings, and auction blocks that served the entire region. Several times a year, hogs were herded through town to the auction block.
This is a long post, but after the George Rogers Clark Powder Run at Old Fort Harrod State Park I thought an explanation of the original po...
Photo from the Courier-Journal The Kentucky Brooklyn Bridge collapse on November 20, 1953 - highway 68 at the Kentucky River. Started in Ja...
Photo from Marita Frank This is a photo from December 1964 at a Cricketeer retirement party for Bertha Warner, shared by her granddaughter...
Photo by Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Do you have a favorite Shaker artifact? When you think of Pleasant Hill, do any special objects co...