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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Roadside Menifee

  Continuing on from the sunken grave just down 36 You will see the sign for entering Frenchburg .Here also is an interesting item few probably know is even there. There is a stone marker with bronze plaque commemorating the breeding of the forage grass  tall fescue Kentucky 31.It was put there in 1948 in honor of local farmer William M. Suiter. The University of Kentucky had heard about  "wonder grass" that grew on a hillside in Frenchburg even during a drought and came and took seed samples. As far as I know At this time I found nothing on the internet showing this monument or acknowledging this interesting side note in history so I think it is worth including in my blog.

  Up Next is an interesting marker also. As You enter Frenchburg hook left and you will get on 1274 and find a slab of stones from the Old  BEAVER CREEK FURNACE .The Town of Scranton and the furnace are all completely underwater now.

This stone pillar is made up of stones from the iron furnace


Menifee county has so many interesting things just off the roadside you could do a blog just on this area alone .Leaving no stone unturned in this area of the country, I always investigate sites like this for Native American or Masonic symbols. Forever obsessed with Archeology, Appalachian heritage and lost knowledge I will travel on, never knowing what I might discover. 

On The Stone Slab are many interesting carvings including this one
which appears to be a symbol of the Freemasons


Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Sunken Grave

                            I stumble upon an old cemetery in the woods


Hiking around Carrington Lake in Menifee County,I by chance found
something I did not expect to find.

This is the most Primitive Grave yard I have seen.
Mostly just rocks Only One headstone has any inscription.

In This Pic You can somewhat see the sunken area of the body below.

This Headstone was so craggy getting a rubbing was
impossible so I just rubbed charcoal into the carvings

The name was H. Derosett .Most of the dates
were too faint to determine .Died 1911? or was it 1811?

Walking up the hill I discovered a total of 14 Headstones

Most of the other stones consist of nothing more than flat rocks buried half way .

Continuing my Trek in Menifee I Got in my Vehicle and drove
down 36 a mile or two to visit the old ''MINES'' on Benson Ln.


There Used to be  two wide Openings side by side just to the
side of the road you could see as you drive by a rocky hilltop.
Now one seems to have collapsed in the last few years. 

Cave in, This one at one time had about a 15 foot ceiling.

I used to assume these strange openings in the ground were man made Mines of some sort ,However knowing more about Geology I can see the are most likely just natural caves.

Continuing on you will be intrigued by what I
find next just a few miles down the road, to be revealed in my next post.