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MIDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY -The Henslee Settlement, a 1903 homestead community, lies within the confines of Middleboro's Cumberland Gap National Historic Park.

Middlesboro, KY gotta-sees

Cultivating young tobacco plants, near Lexington, Kentucky, probably around the 1930s. National Museum of American History

Kentucky, 1933: Nurse Mary B. Willeford from Frontier Nursing Service, visits patients: a woman and two young boys on log cabin porch, The woman is in the doorway and the boys are on the porch at the top of the steps with their hands in their pockets. There is light snow on the ground and roof and a line of laundry on the porch. -Herald-Post Collection

Nurse Mary B. Willeford, 1933. :: Herald-Post Collection

Life in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky has changed a lot in the past 100 years.

A Family That Time Forgot: Traditional Kentucky Living

Jenny Wiley lived in Johnson County, Kentucky after her escape from the Indians

Jenny wiley story

Barbourville is a 4th-class city in Knox County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 3,589 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Knox County.[1] The city was formally established by the state assembly in 1812. It was incorporated in 1854 and then reincorporated in 1856. Union College and the Appalachian Children's Home are located in Barbourville.

Barbourville, Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Christmas tree made with medical supplies, 1974 Part of University of Kentucky general photographic prints,, circa 1900 - 2005

Kentucky Digital Library

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Henry Horenstein Photography

A little girl gets swamped by hungry lambs while holding a bottle on a farm, spring 1946

LIFE - Classic Pictures From LIFE Magazine's Archives |

A poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky, Bill Monroe created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre known as bluegrass.

Bill Monroe: Celebrating The Father Of Bluegrass At 100

Hopemont, The Hunt Morgan Housebuilt in 1814 by Kentucky's first millionaire, John Wesley Hunt

Home to world-famous Kentucky barbecue and music legends, Bill Monroe, the Everly Brothers and W.C. Handy, the Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region of Kentucky invites you to travel the roads of tradition. Visit Bill Monroe's birthplace and learn more about him at the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Enjoy music festivals, Civil War re-enactments, Ellis Park Racetrack, Broadway shows, outdoor adventure and more.

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Coal miner, Lejunior, Harlan County, KY, 1946. Kentuckiana Digital Library.

Kentucky Digital Library

Mountaineer's daughter and her mother enjoying the sorghum syrup at a neighbor's home during a "syrupping off," Breathitt County, KY, 1940. Library of Congress.

Marion Post Wolcott (American, 1910-1990) - Baptism in Triplett Creek, Rowan County, Kentucky 1940.

Oval service station. Hazard, Kentucky. Later to become part of Historic Goose House.

Cattle Drive. London, Kentucky 1930's

kentucky scenes - Bing Images

Harlan Hubbard (January 4, 1900 - January 16, 1988) was an American artist and author. Born in Bellevue, Kentucky and lived in Fort Thomas, Kentucky and Trimble County, Kentucky

Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.

1931 Morgan County, KY Road Workers Picture is courtesy of Winston Nickell. Obtained from the Kentucky Explorer, March 2002 issue.

Hill Billy Days was a huge part of my Kentucky Culture and I loved it every year! It is just a silly time when we celebrate our history through craft, food, games, shows, and history. It looks silly but it is enlightening!