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

A Little Bit to Eat at the Race

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. A Little Bit to Eat at the Race Marker
Inscription. The races at Sportsmanís Hill began at dawn and were followed by an elaborate breakfast which was prepared in the yard of the house and served out of doors to all the guests. A tradition that continues today at the Kentucky Derby with “The Governorís Derby Celebration” which is also held outdoors in the capital city of Frankfort. One of the Whitley family members recalled the menu at “Sportsmanís Hill” as including:

“chicken soup with rice, baked Ohio River salmon, bacon, cabbage and beans, barbecued lamb, roast duck and applesauce, roast turkey and cranberry sauce, roast beef, broiled squirrel, leg of bear, baked opossum with sweet potatoes, roasting ears, hominy, boiled potatoes, hot cake, corn dodgers, buttermilk, plum pudding, rum sauce, pumpkin pie, log cabin pie, assorted cakes, assorted fruits, vanilla ice cream, coffee, apple jack, claret, Transylvania Bitters, peaches and honey, old bourbon whiskey, port and champagne”.
(Taken from Whitley Family History)
 
Location. 37° 28.097′ N, 84° 32.817′ 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

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By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
2. William Whitley House
Whitley House. Marker is in this post office area: Crab Orchard KY 40419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Celebration (within shouting distance of this marker); The Legacy of Sportsmanís Hill at Crab Orchard (within shouting distance of this marker); Beginning of Horse Racing in Kentucky (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Racing Turned Around (about 400 feet away); Sportsman Hill (about 700 feet away); Sportsman's Hill / Whitley House - 1785 (about 700 feet away); A View from Sportsmanís Hill (about 700 feet away); Sportsman's Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crab Orchard.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersSports
 
Sportsman's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
3. Sportsman's Hill
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By Tom Bosse
4. Sportsman's Hill Marker Locations
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By Tom Bosse
5. William Whitley
 
 
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 73 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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