Eugene Masters (1928-2015)

Eugene Masters died in his home, a former general store, in March 2015 in Valley View, Kentucky.

The Homestead of David Snowden, Jr.

The land opened up as I drove down from a forested ridge in the heart of eastern Kentucky to the river valley towards the homestead of the Snowden family.

Sue Bennett College

Back when it wasn’t in the coldest days of the winter, I walked around the former Sue Bennett College in London, Kentucky.

Valley View General Store

An old general store in the remote settlement of Valley View, Kentucky has been closed for some years. What surprised me was who lived inside of it.

James Duke’s Residence

The antebellum James K. Duke House is located in Kentucky and was built circa 1792 and notable for its duels and its connection to early horse racing in the United States.

The Decline of Shopping Malls

The American retail landscape is changing. The love affair with the enclosed shopping center peaked about a decade ago and has been waning as consumers seek out revitalized urban centers and mixed-use retail, office and residential developments.

Exploring the CNO&TP Tunnels

The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway (CNO&TP) features 27 tunnels, many of which are abandoned. I set out to explore four of them.

Slate Furnace

Kentucky’s oldest iron furnace helped win the War of 1812 down in New Orleans.