My Old Kentucky Road Trip: Historic Destinations and Natural Wonders

My Old Kentucky Road Trip: Historic Destinations and Natural Wonders

by Cameron Ludwick, Blair Thomas

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My Old Kentucky Road Trip: Historic Destinations and Natural Wonders by Cameron Ludwick, Blair Thomas


A drive straight across the Bluegrass State takes nearly eight hours. But that would bypass all the worthwhile distractions between Paw Paw in Pike County and the Kentucky Bend of the Mississippi River in Fulton County. Treasures like Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home that rests inside a Greek-style temple. Or the Jefferson Davis monument rising from a field in Fairview. From rip-roaring barn dances in Rabbit Hash to the silent reverence of the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the Commonwealth is chock-full of timeless landmarks. Join native Kentuckians Cameron M. Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess as they explore all the amazing and irreplaceable things that make the state one of a kind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626198166
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 03/30/2015
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,193,732
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Cameron Ludwick is a bookworm, trivia nerd and former band geek who still relies on the survival skills she learned at Girl Scout camp to cope with nature. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and lives in Central Kentucky. She spends time with Blair traveling the state for uncovering its best kept secrets.

Blair Thomas Hess is an avid antique collector and chronic hobbyist who stores sweaters and shoes in her oven and once won a sack-the-pig contest at the Trigg County Country Ham Festival. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and lives in Central Kentucky. She spends time with Cameron traveling the state for uncovering its best kept secrets.

Table of Contents

Introduction: We're Going On an Old Kentucky Road Trip 9

Part I Western Kentucky and the Jackson Purchase 13

1 A Road Trip to the Kentucky Bend 15

2 A Road Trip to Land Between the Lakes 19

3 A Road Trip to Fancy Farm 29

Part II The Pennyrile 35

4 A Road Trip to the Jefferson Davis Monument 37

5 A Road Trip to Lincoln's Birthplace 41

6 A Road Trip to the Abbey of Gethsemani 47

7 A Road Trip to Fort Knox 51

8 A Road Trip to Rabbit Hash 55

9 A Road Trip to the Monroe County Marble Club Super Dome 61

10 A Road Trip to Cave City 67

11 A Road Trip to Mammoth Cave National Park 73

Part III The Bluegrass and Central Kentucky 81

12 A Road Trip to My Old Kentucky Home 83

13 A Road Trip to Daniel Boone's Grave Site 91

14 A Road Trip to Lexington 97

15 A Road Trip to the Perryville Battlefield 105

16 A Road Trip to Shaker Village and the Kentucky River Palisades 109

Part IV Northern Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley 117

17 A Road Trip to Waverly Hills Sanatorium 119

18 A Road Trip to Louisville's Mega Cavern 125

19 A Road Trip to Bowman Field 133

20 A Road Trip to General Butler State Park 143

Part V Southeastern Kentucky and Appalachia 149

21 A Road Trip to Natural Bridge and the Red River Gorge 151

22 A Road Trip to Cumberland Falls 155

23 A Road Trip to Big South Fork Scenic Railroad 161

24 A Road Trip to Kentucky's Easternmost Community 167

Index 171

About the Authors 175

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