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Sunday, April 12, 2015

My Old Kentucky Home


  My Old Kentucky home is a State park in Bardstown .Federal Hill is the house and estate that is considered To be the inspiration for Stephen Fosters Song MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME .It was Built in 1795 by Senator John Rowan and has a lot of history Behind it. We all know with Great history there is always a Good Ghost story, and one such story is the account of the Restless Grave. John Rowans Monument in the Cemetery grounds has mysteriously moved and fallen over a few times over the years without explanation.

   I made a Recent Trip To Bardstown and Took Cecil Lawson PhD along as Navigator and walking History File. Federal Hill has always been on our Bucket list,I believe My parents took me here as a Kid But I did not remember that much about that trip.This Time armed with a Camera I was to record the whole event.

 The Coach house
This Buggy reminds me of a Cinderella Type
The smoke house

Cant resist a selfie---Federal Hill is a big contrast to other KY Iconic homes like
Butcher Holler and the Lincoln Cabin. 

In The shadow of Federal Hill Cecil and I have an Ale8 and discuss the fate of the masses.

The Site has a good Bookstore and gift shop and after seeing all that we moved on to Downtown Bardstown.The Talbot Tavern is one thing one never forgets once you have been there.I can remember being there before  and one look at it and you know its haunted, I could feel the vibes. Jesse James is said to be seen there in Ghostly form ,and also a female apparition is often reported.She is described as pale lady in white seen from time to time.Also Guests and employees report to hear strange banging noises and footsteps when no one is around at night and TV sets have come on with no explanation.
We went inside in the daytime and Got lunch.The place oozes History and has been in operation since it was built in 1779.


The Food was Great and we walked around Town .I am not keen on big Urban megalopolises and Bardstown is a small Town, but with that cosmopolitan feel I like but without the hassle of being a big City .All the Historical places are preserved and in use and plenty of shoppers and sight seers.


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