Monthly Archives: November 2013

Edgar Cayce’s Hometown – Hopkinsville, KY

November 30, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Edgar Cayce was born and spent his formative years in Hopkinsville, KY

Edgar Cayce was born and spent his formative years in Hopkinsville, KY

Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) the “sleeping prophet” and “father of holistic medicine” may be the one of the best known psychics of the 20th century – and sons of Kentucky.

Managing to bridge the gap between eastern mysticism and western Christianity, Cayce gave psychic readings for more than 40 years but credited his powers to a strong Christian faith and dedicating his life to spirituality.

Cayce was born on a farm in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and it was here, as a child, that he first began to become aware of his psychic abilities. Claiming to not only see spirits but also to converse with them, he displayed the uncanny ability to memorize books by simply sleeping on them. What I wouldn’t have done for that ability during my school years …

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Mind the Gap – The Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

November 25, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Almost 300,000 pioneers passed through the Cumberland Gap between 1760 and 1850

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park gets its name from the Cumberland Gap, the gateway to the West: a wide, low point in the Appalachian Mountains right around where the Kentucky border meets those of Tennessee and Virginia – and it’s a pretty incredible section of the country.

This Cumberland Gap has long been a migration point for larger animals hoping to go north or south through the mountains – and by larger animals I mean things like deer, bison, and people like you and I.

Native American tribes used the gap for both trade and war on each other. Settlers used it to move west – between 1760 and 1850, historians estimate that almost 300,000 American settlers passed through the Cumberland Gap.

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Big Bone Lick State Park – Salt and Mastodons

November 20, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Big Bone Lick State Park

Big Bone Lick State Park – Salt and Mastodons

Just south of the Kentucky/Ohio border, in the North River Region of Kentucky, is a fascinating stretch of land known as the Big Bone Lick State Park.

This funny sounding name has a couple of origins. First, a “lick” is a place with salt in the ground where animals converge to literally lick the ground for the salt necessary for their diets.

But what about “Big Bone”?

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On Track with The Kentucky Railroad Museum!

November 8, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Kentucky Railroad MuseumThe Kentucky Railroad Museum in New Haven, Kentucky is a great place for railroad enthusiasts of all ages!

With 22 miles of rail running through the scenic Rolling Fork River Valley, 6 functioning locomotive engines, and over 100 units of “rolling stock” – or cars – the Kentucky Railroad Museum is not to be missed.

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