History All Around
It is the time of year for hayrides and chili suppers. Recently I dropped my daughter off at this church in our county. Built in the mid 1800's, it sits across the road from the famous Long Hunter's Camp.
An expedition of men who came into Kentucky between 1768-70, the Long Hunters were famed to have lost a massive amount of animal skins as noted by the carving found on a nearby tree:
"2300 skins lost
Their knowledge of our area led to more inhabitants and hunting, which in turn eventually led to Smalltownland as it is today.
History surrounds us here, even when we are just venturing out for a hayride.
"The past actually happened, but history is only what someone wrote down."
A. Whitney Brown