George Washington Went Back!

GEORGE WASHINGTON WENT BACK! What would you think if you were a hero and just 22?  And you know the truth of those others who died.  Died under your charge.  Under your command.  Like Jumonville under the hatchet, whose death led Washington to Fort Necessity. And then to even more misery and ignobility. "Assassinated!" That's what [...]

The Caves, Cane, and Coal of Kentucky

THE CAVES, CANE, AND COAL OF KENTUCKY "Paradise" is what the first European explorers called Kentucky. And Kentucky still fashions itself as a Commonwealth. But it was known to many people, plants, and animals long before Thomas Walker crossed the Cumberland Gap in 1750, Christopher Gist visited Lower Shawneetown in 1751, or John Findley showed [...]