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 
Ruination
By God"  

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  



Comments

  1. Interesting post. Seems there's always the tug of war in a pioneer town between the rough and irreverent, and the pious. We have so much history based on these battles....in the end I think the church-goers won out. Now, we have swung the pendulum back in the opposite direction...sadly.

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  2. I like that quote from Brown, and interesting thing about the loss of animal skin, and how significant it was, that it was recorded. Nice little church too!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. It's lovely isn't it?
    But it does remind he of that little church in last week's walking dead x

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  4. I had to google about that to find out how they lost the skins.. what a story! I'm glad the church is being taken care of. Just think, we bloggers are "photojournalists" and write history down every day! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. That is a very true quote, sad but things get lost in the telling.
    Merle............

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  6. That quote sure holds some truth . . .
    Love the old country churches, especially those with a steeple . . . and a bell, even more so!

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  7. What a gorgeous old church; so glad it is being taken care of.
    Your town is rich with history…you gotta love that.

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  8. Beautiful country church and that is a very thought-provoking quote!

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  9. Interesting post. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  10. We do have some wonderful history and old churches here in Kentucky. xo Laura

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  11. How can somebody lose 2300 skins?

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  12. how interesting! love learning history!

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  13. That's a pretty funny quote. I'm saving that one. White country churches... gotta love 'em.

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  14. Beautiful country church and that was very interesting about the Long Hunters and the lost skins. Loved that last quote.

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  15. I love the history of that place. How sad that all the hard work those hunters did and then they lost all those skins. Life has it's ups and downs.

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  16. Oh, I like this quote soooo much and of course this lovely Church is a treasured heirloom.

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  17. Precious church.... I so enjoy seeing the old churches.

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  18. This is quite a lovely photograph of a historic church.

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  19. Fascinating history - so much to discover about our own areas.

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  20. I love that you know so much history about Smalltownland.

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  21. Oh yes! History! History helps us do better in the future! Love the pic!

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