The Man Who Invented Chicken

Great article on Colonel Sanders and the Colonel Sanders Museum with information on how he originally started the restaurant and what it’s like to tour the museum.

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Colonel mask! Darrell Hammond. Norm Macdonald. Jim Gaffigan. Vincent Kartheiser. Rob Riggle. Before those modern actors, kids in the ’60s had their chance to play Colonel Sanders, too.

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LIBERTY HALL IN FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY

liberty hall frankfort, ky. Liberty Hall located at 202 Wilkinson Street in Frankfort, Kentucky is a museum well worth your time to visit.

Kentucky’s first United States Senator, John Brown, bought the property and historic site in downtown Frankfort in 1796. He began construction shortly afterwards on one of the earliest brick homes in this area.  The house was completed in 1804.  He named his home Liberty Hall.

Liberty Hall, in addition to the main house, had several other structures including a kitchen, laundry, smokehouse, privy, stables, carriage house, slave quarters and a boat landing. The house was occupied by Brown and his descendants until the 1930s.  It was opened as a museum in 1937.

The Browns were very social people and hosted such dignitaries as President James Monroe, Col. Zachary Taylor, Col. Andrew Jackson, Gen. Lafayette, Aaron Burr, William Harrison and Theodore Roosevelt.

The Grey Lady of Liberty Hall has haunted the grounds for many years.  Margaret Vick, an aunt of Mrs. Brown, came to Liberty Hall when one of the Browns children died to be of comfort to the family.  Margaret died of a heart attack in one of the bedrooms a few days after her arrival.  She seems to appear throughout the mansion dressed in gray.  Doors open and close, there are cold spots and strange lights.  People have spotted her looking out an upstairs window.   A curator took some pictures of a restoration project and in one picture there is an image of a woman coming down the stairs.

A Spanish opera star disappeared from the grounds in 1805 while staying at the Browns.  She was last seen walking near the river.  Her body was never found.  A dark-haired female ghost has been seen running through the grounds.

A soldier appears peering into the living room window on occasion.

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Horse Country Tour-Cynthiana/Harrison County Museum

The Cynthiana Museum in Harrison County, Kentucky is an interesting way to spend an afternoon! IMG_8742

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A great place to spend a Friday or Saturday afternoon is the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, right in my hometown. I am proud to say that I played a very small part in making this museum happen when I was a reporter/photographer for the local newspaper years ago. I remember many interviews and photos of the blossoming project. I decided to share the museum with my sister, who was visiting from out-of-town.

The photo above is of a matte-board replica of Cynthiana around 1900.

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The craftmanship of this model is spectacular.

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There are so many great things that have either been donated or loaned to the museum. The objects are from every era of the county.

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No tribute to the history of Harrison County would be complete without some tobacco, the crop that sustained this town for many years.

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This dollhouse, which is visible from the street, is remarkable.

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