Approximately eight years after Eugene Masters’ passing, I returned with a friend to the now-deserted Valley View General Store.
Exploring old railroad tunnels during the cold winter months is a favorite pastime of mine.
The Big Sandy River, bordering Kentucky and West Virginia, was once a bustling waterway with locks and dams to facilitate commerce. Its significance waned with the advent of railroads leading to the abandonment of most locks by 1947.
The Old Louis Hunter Distillery, established in 1850 as Megibben & Bramble and renowned for its Excelsior bourbon, experienced a tumultuous history of closures and re-openings due to Prohibition, wartime production changes, and economic challenges,
At sunrise, a stunning fog enshrouded the Kentucky River Palisades and the deserted Young’s High Bridge in central Kentucky.
Located in the heart of the Cherokee National Forest near Unicoi, Tennessee, the Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower stands as a sentinel atop Buffalo Mountain.
Tater Knob Lookout Tower is an abandoned fire lookout tower in Bath County, Kentucky.
Located along the Kentucky River Palisades is a unique but abandoned fluorspar mine turned speakeasy.
It might look peaceful today, but Briceville, Tennessee was central to the Coal Mine Wars of 1891-92.
Like a beacon along Interstate 75 in Campbell County, Tennessee, two rusty Ferris wheels and a mock Titan rocket still command attention from passing motorists.
An abandoned railroad bridge over the Levisa Fork in Pike County, Kentucky seemed a little out of place.
Snaking through the southern reaches of Floyd County, Kentucky is the remains of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Long Fork Subdivision that connected to some of the most prosperous coal mines in the state.
The Amanda Furnace and BOF at the former Armco/AK Steel Ashland Works were simultaneously imploded at 8:30 AM this morning….
The demolition of Armco/AK Steel Ashland Works in northeast Kentucky is progressing rapidly.
Over the last weekend, I visited the historic but closed Columbia Theatre in Paducah, Kentucky with a small group of…
The American Lung Association was formed in 1904 in response to the epidemic of tuberculosis, a serious infectious bacterial disease…
On a sunny afternoon, I explored the remnants of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Lexington Subdivision near Ashland, Kentucky by…
Many years ago, I hiked out to these derelict cabooses, passenger cars, and miscellaneous cars along the former Louisville & Southern Railway Lexington to Lawrenceburg Division in central Kentucky.
It’s been a long ten years since we had a white Christmas down in northeast Kentucky. I took advantage of the serenity and beauty to stop at Limeville.
Victorian-era (“gingerbread”) adornments are one of my favorite architectural highlights of any building, transforming otherwise dull designs into lavish representations.
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