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

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USS Sachem and USS Phenakite

Dubbed the “ghost ship” by kayakers and explorers, the USS Sachem and USS Phenakite stands abandoned on a creek just yards from the Ohio River in Kentucky.

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David Snowden House

Coming down from the steep ridges above the North Fork Kentucky River in remote Lee County, Kentucky, I came across another antebellum residence.

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Sue Bennett College

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

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An old general store in Valley View, Ky.

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.

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James K. Duke House

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.

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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.

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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.

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Slate Furnace

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

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Olympia Christian Church

Olympia, Kentucky is an interesting dot on the local map. Over a 10 minute period on March 3, 1876, a large portion of red meat began raining down over Olympia. Referred to as the┬áKentucky┬ámeat shower, the meat was identified as either venison or mutton. Samples that weren’t being quickly devoured by hogs and chicken were …

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