Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: The Bard Distillery – Graham, Kentucky

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: The Bard Distillery – Graham, Kentucky

Adventure, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Buildings, Barns and Houses, Distilleries, Eateries, John Prine, Kentucky, Less Beaten Paths Books, Offbeat Places, Place Names, Roadside Attractions, Signs and Billboards, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, Unique Shops, US Highway 62, Wanderlust, Welcome Signs
[caption id="attachment_33682" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bard Distillery - Graham, Kentucky[/caption] This is the sixth in my series on Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. On August 18, 2021 I was invited by Misty Deason, the owner of Apple House Mercantile and a member of the Muhlenberg County Board of Tourism, to come out for a visit.  She now carries my Less Beaten Paths books in her shop and wanted me to come out and sign them and then visit some of the major tourist attractions in this small, but unique, Kentucky county. [caption id="attachment_33661" align="alignright" width="300"] Bard Distillery Plaque[/caption] Among the many places visited was The Bard Distillery located in the small community of Graham, Kentucky. Though I don't drink alcoholic beverages of any kind, I am still interested in the processes that distillers…
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Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: The Music and Motorsports Museums – Part II

Visiting Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: The Music and Motorsports Museums – Part II

Adventure, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Kentucky, Less Beaten Paths Books, Museums, Roadside Attractions, Selfies, Unique Places, Vintage Neon
[caption id="attachment_33611" align="alignleft" width="182"] Motorsports Museum[/caption] In my previous post, I presented the Muhlenberg County Music Museum.  It is only part of the bigger picture as the entire back of the building features the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum. As with the Music Museum, Dr. Freddie Mayes manages the facility.  The museum features a variety of motorsports treasures that includes most everything from racing.  Dr. Mayes said that their current garage can't handle a Monster Truck yet, but they are working on a way to display one.  The facility also includes a vintage soda shop, a number of vintage neon signs, Hall of Fame trophies and other memorabilia.   [caption id="attachment_33613" align="alignnone" width="700"] A view of the Motorsports Museum[/caption] [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignnone" width="700"] Another view of the Motorsports…
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Car Art: Cars in art around the US

Car Art: Cars in art around the US

Antsy McClain, Backroads Discoveries, Car Art, Cross Country Road Trips, Eateries, Giant Things, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Roadside Attractions, South Dakota, Texas, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, Washington
One of the more unique American traditions along the Less Beaten Paths is the recycling of auto parts for art. Indeed, a couple of the most famous roadside attractions in the US are made from cars. This post will look at a few pieces of "car art" that I have seen over the years and, then, at the end, I will note a few others that are out there and worth a visit from all of us -- some that I hope to get to over the next couple of years. [caption id="attachment_5769" align="aligncenter" width="239"] "Spindle" by Dustin Shuler was in Cermak Plaza in Berwyn, Illinois until it was removed in May 2008[/caption] Probably one of the two most famous Car Art pieces that I am aware of, this car…
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