Hail Kentucky!

Rolling Rolling Rolling along our next stop is the rolling hills of Kentucky! We'll be taking a look at the history of this wonderful state today. If you'd like to join the discussion on our journey around this land we call the US of A head over to our Facebook group called "What Makes Your State Great?". There we'll be sharing music, history and good old fashion stories around the virtual campfire about this great land.

As always I get my facts from 50states.com. And awaaaaaay we go!

Hail Kentucky!

The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May. The great Man o' War won all of his horse races except one which he lost to a horse named Upset.


Kentucky is the state where both Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, were born. They were born less than one hundred miles and one year apart.

The music of Kentucky is centered on Appalachian folk music. Blue Grass music is one of the staples of this history. Here's one of my favorite blue grass songs.

This next video is about Bill Monroe, considered the Father of Bluegrass Music.


The original inhabitants of Kentucky are:

The Cherokee tribe
The Chickasaw tribe
The Shawnee tribe
The Yuchi tribe

This video is a set of three traditional Cherokee songs I found on youtube.

Sending light, love and protection to the great state of Kentucky.

Namaste & Blessed Be

1 comment

Salem Witch Child said...

I was born in Ohio but from the time I turned 12 till just this year in March I lived in KY. It feels more like home than OH and I miss it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

Here's a few pictures I'd like to share with you.

Entrance to Mammoth cave.


A church near Mammoth cave. I just thought it was beautiful architecture.

Ducks at the Frankfort KY Game farm.

The Castle in Versailles KY

A Lexington KY Horse Farm