“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Edmonson County Kentucky Historical Markers

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By Sandra Hughes, July 23, 2007
Old Guide's Cemetery Marker
Kentucky (Edmonson County), Bowling Green — Old Guide's Cemetery
This cemetery, known as 'Old Guide's Cemetery," probably began as a slave cemetery. Others buried here were early visitors to Mammoth Cave. They share this resting place with cave guide Stephen Bishop, who died in 1857 and is the only known . . . — Map (db m107609) HM
Kentucky (Edmonson County), Bowling Green — World Treasure Saved
"All of this offers exceptional opportunity for developimg a great national recreational park of outstanding service in the very heart of our nation's densest population." Southern Applachian National Parks Coommission

The . . . — Map (db m107607) HM

Kentucky (Edmonson County), Brownsville — The Mammoth Cave Railroad
During the first 50 years of Mammoth Cave tourism, much of Kentucky was considered the American West. The road leading to Mammoth Cave was sometimes as rugged as the primitive trails within it. In 1859, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad . . . — Map (db m79295) HM
Kentucky (Edmonson County), Cave City — 1385 — Sand Cave
Floyd Collins was first to explore Sand Cave. Fallen rock trapped him in narrow passage 150 ft. from entrance, Jan. 30, 1925. Rescuers reached him with food and heat for short time. Aid cut off by shifting earth closing passage. Engineers sank . . . — Map (db m319) HM
Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Engine No. 4
The Mammoth Cave Railroad Company used four 04-2T-type “dummy” engines to pull cars along its branch line. Steam engines work by burning fuel to heat water to produce steam under high pressure. The pressurized steam is then . . . — Map (db m79296) HM
Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Hearth and Home
Although the house is gone, the stone hearth remains – a silent reminder of the home that once stood here. It is not difficult to imagine a family enjoying the warmth of their fire as the steam engine of the Mammoth Cave Railroad rattled . . . — Map (db m79294) HM
Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Locust Grove Cemetery
The Mammoth Cave Railroad didn’t wind through wilderness – once families, communities, and congregations called these hills home. An abandoned chimney, a foundation stone, or even a line of daffodils may mark an old homeplace. Among the . . . — Map (db m79292) HM
Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m71150) HM
Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — The Forest Returns
Along this stretch of the Mammoth Cave Railroad, passengers looking out their small passenger coach were greeted with views of open fields. Then, the route of the Mammoth Cave Railroad was not through the forest, but through rural farmland. For . . . — Map (db m79298) HM
Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — The Trestle and the Highway
Most of Mammoth Cave National Park’s landscape is an upland plateau dissected by deep, dry valleys. Here, Doyle Valley posed a significant challenge to the Mammoth Cave Railroad. In 1886 a trestle leveled the grade. Today the park roadway is . . . — Map (db m79297) HM
Kentucky (Edmonson County), Mammoth Cave — Union City: Cave Crossroads
Here along the Mammoth Cave Railroad and at the junction of two country roads, John Newton “Newt” France operated a country store in the 1920s. Here also starting in 1922 automobile travelers would have to make a choice. The main . . . — Map (db m79293) HM

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May. 31, 2020