Van Lear is an unincorporated community and coal town in Johnson County, Kentucky, United States. Continue reading... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The Best Attractions In Van Lear
1. Loretta Lynn's HomeVan Lear Loretta Lynn is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits such as You Ain't Woman Enough , Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' , One's on the Way, Fist City, and Coal Miner's Daughter along with the 1980 biographical film of the same name. Lynn has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist. She is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade . Lynn, has sold more than 45 million albums worldwide, scored 24 number one hit singles, and 11 number one albums. Lynn continues to tour, appear a... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
2. Claiborne FarmParis Kentucky Claiborne Farm is a thoroughbred horse breeding operation near Paris, Kentucky. It was established in 1910 by Arthur B. Hancock, owner of Ellerslie Farm in Albemarle County, Virginia, and has been operated by members of his family ever since. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
3. Portsmouth Floodwall MuralPortsmouth Ohio Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Located in southern Ohio 41 miles south of Chillicothe, it lies on the north bank of the Ohio River, across from Kentucky, just east of the mouth of the Scioto River. The population was 20,226 at the 2010 census. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
4. Fort Boonesborough State ParkRichmond Kentucky Fort Boonesborough was a frontier fort in Kentucky, founded by Daniel Boone and his men following their crossing of the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775. The settlement they founded, known as Boonesborough, Kentucky, is Kentucky's second oldest European-American settlement. The first form of representative government in Kentucky was held here in May 1775. By that summer, Boonesborough consisted of 26 one-story log cabins and four blockhouses.The fort was the scene of much action during the western theater of the American Revolutionary War. In September 1778, the fort withstood an attack by American Indians in what would later be called The Great Siege. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
5. Natural Bridge State Resort ParkSlade Natural Bridge State Resort Park is a Kentucky state park located in Powell and Wolfe Counties along the Middle Fork of the Red River, adjacent to the Red River Gorge Geologic Area and surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. Its namesake natural bridge is the centerpiece of the park. The natural sandstone arch spans 78 ft and is 65 ft high. The natural process of weathering formed the arch over millions of years. The park is approximately 2,300 acres of which approximately 1,200 acres is dedicated by the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves as a nature preserve. In 1981 this land was dedicated into the nature preserves system to protect the ecological communities and rare species habitat. The first federally endangered Virginia big eared bats, Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus, re... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
6. Cumberland Gap National Historical ParkMiddlesboro The Cumberland Gap is a narrow pass through the long ridge of the Cumberland Mountains, within the Appalachian Mountains, near the junction of the U.S. states of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. Famous in American colonial history for its role as a key passageway through the lower central Appalachians, it was an important part of the Wilderness Road and is now part of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Long used by Native Americans, the Cumberland Gap was brought to the attention of settlers in 1750 by Thomas Walker, a Virginia physician and explorer. The path was used by a team of frontiersmen led by Daniel Boone, making it accessible to pioneers who used it to journey into the western frontiers of Kentucky and Tennessee. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
7. Red River Gorge Geological AreaWinchester Kentucky The Red River is a 97.2-mile-long tributary of the Kentucky River in east-central Kentucky in the United States. Via the Kentucky and Ohio rivers, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed. It rises in the mountainous region of the Cumberland Plateau, in eastern Wolfe County, approximately 15 miles east of Campton. It flows generally west, through Red River Gorge in the Daniel Boone National Forest, then past Stanton and Clay City. It joins the Kentucky approximately 11 miles southeast of Winchester. In 1993, a 20-mile stretch of the river in the Red River Gorge was designated by the federal government as a National Wild and Scenic River. The book The Unforeseen Wilderness by Wendell Berry was written to deter the Army Corps of Engineers from damming the Red River Gorge in 1971. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Traveling Paintsville Ky
How it's like the winter in Paintsville Ky USA
a simple life in the appalachian mountains - all chapters
YouTube just recently granted me the privilege of uploading longer videos, thus I was able to string together all three chapters of previously released chapters of 'a simple life in the appalachian mountains' plus new footage at the front and back ends that was not included in the earlier released videos. This video represents our July 1st 2001 visit with Gene & Hansel at their homestead in eastern TN and in the lovely appalachian mountains complete from start to finish. I hope that you enjoy this experience as much as we did. Thank you for watching.
Salyersville, Ky | Kentucky Life | KET
Kentucky Life visits the Magoffin County town of Salyersville. Located on the Licking River, the town (population 1,883) was established out of the former Adamsville in 1860, the same year the county was formed out of parts of Morgan, Johnson and Floyd counties.
A big draw here is the Pioneer Village, where the Magoffin County Historical Society has rebuilt original log cabins—some dating back to the early 1800s—to create a living history museum. The society also runs a genealogical library and honors a different family each year for Founders Days.
The town sits in the Eastern Coal Field, and a major employer here is Joy Global, a mining equipment manufacturer with operations worldwide.
Salyersville is rebuilding after an EF3 tornado on March 2, 2012, damaged schools, homes, and several Mountain Parkway businesses. With the work of untold numbers of people, the town is slowly getting back on its feet. Signs of renewal include groundbreaking for a new church, the reopening of the Subway restaurant, and the reopening of an auto parts store.
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A small glimpse of small town Appalachia.
The Ohio Country (1950s)
A Standard Oil film about the settling of Ohio in 1787
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Hank Williams Boyhood Home
Hank Boyhood Home in Georgiana, Alabama
Hiram King (Hank) Williams (September 17, 1923--January 1, 1953) was an American country music performer. Though unable to read or write music to any significant degree, he came to be regarded as among the greatest country music stars of all time. The Museum in Georgiana does a fantastic job collecting and preserving memorabilia of Hank.
A Visit to Georgiana, Alabama
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LORETTA LYNNS PLACE IN HURRICANE MILLS TENNESSEE
LORETTA LYNNS PLACE IS A TENNESSEE ATTRACTION
The Great Channels of Virginia
Here is one of 3 short vids of our trip to the Great Channels. They are HUGE boulders at the top of a mountain. There are spaces you can walk through between them.