Category Archives: News Pictures

Where the Civil War Ended

The American War Between the States ended here at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia on April 9, 1865.  The brick house (right), belonging to Wilmer McLean, is where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. U.S. Grant in the front parlor.

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Pittsylvania County, VA Tobacco Barns

Three tobacco barns, Pittsylvania County, VA.  Tobacco farming has a rich heritage in Pittsylvania County.  Well over 100 log tobacco curing barns are still standing.  Many are in a poor state of repair.  Tobacco is still a major crop in … Continue reading

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Soldier Creek Church

Soldier Creek Church, near Brewers, Ky, was built in 1820. For years a gathering spot for the community, it has seen history first hand, including the nearby crash of a B-29 Superfortress in 1945. A monument was on the site … Continue reading

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Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland

Roadside attractions are a lot of fun for the whole family, this one included. Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland, near the Sharpe community, in Marshall County, KY, is worth a stop.    Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland is the … Continue reading

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Goldenrod Showboat, Kampsville, IL

The showboat Goldenrod was designated U.S. National Historic Landmark on 24 December 1967. She was placed on the ‘Threatened Historical Landmarks’ list in 2001. One of two remaining examples of the modern era of showboats that ended in the 1920s, … Continue reading

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Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1

I rarely review cameras, and this really isn’t a review, just some of my observations from shooting with the X-Pro1 for the past few months.  This rangefinder style camera reminds me a lot of the days when I shot film. … Continue reading

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Dennis Banks at the Slack Farm

These pictures were shot in 1989 at the Slack Farm when Dennis Banks was there for a reburial ceremony after grave robbers ravaged a Caborn-Welborn Phase site (ca. A.D. 1400-1700) in Union County, KY.  These are copied from Kodachrome originals. … Continue reading

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Greenpeace Protest

Calvert City, Kentucky was the site of a Greenpeace protest a few years ago.

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Trouble in the Laundry

This woman was seriously injured when a van went though the wondow of a laundry and pinned her on top of a washing machine.

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Busted

A KSP officer carried marijuana plants from a helicopter, following a bust in nearby Hickory, Kentucky.

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