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Crab Orchard in Lincoln County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Celebration

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. Celebration Marker
Inscription. Most American celebrations of the 18th and 19th centuries were centered about the agrarian cycle of planting and harvesting. Autumn, the harvest season, was the time for gathering of people to assist with the harvesting of crops and the trading of exchange of surplus production for commodities. The labor intensive field work of spring and summer was over for the year, supply of food was plentiful and some leisure time was available. Preparations for the bleak solitary winter months lay ahead and people were anxious to have the last of the year’s social interaction before roads became impassible and weather turned too dangerous to venture far from their homes.

“Racing was in autumn, after the close of the harvesting and the gathering (for the race) was not only a gala for the gentlemen sportsmen, but was a social great attraction for the ladies who accompanied them to enjoy the balls and social festivities of the occasion…”
Ester Whitley Burch
 
Location. 37° 28.112′ N, 84° 32.847′ W. Marker is in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is on William Whitley Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on Sportsman's Hill across from William Whitley House. Marker is in this post office area: Crab Orchard KY 40419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

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By Tom Bosse
2. Sportsman's Hill Marker Locations
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Little Bit to Eat at the Race (within shouting distance of this marker); Beginning of Horse Racing in Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); The Legacy of Sportsman’s Hill at Crab Orchard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Racing Turned Around (about 500 feet away); Sportsman Hill (about 500 feet away); Sportsman's Hill / Whitley House - 1785 (about 500 feet away); A View from Sportsman’s Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sportsman's Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crab Orchard.
 
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William Whitley image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. William Whitley
William Whitley House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
4. William Whitley House
Sportsman's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
5. Sportsman's Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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