A visit to Maker’s Mark Distillery
Photos from my visit to the Maker’s Mark Distillery on the occasion of my Ambassador barrel maturing.
Vintage motel signs on the Dixie Highway in Cave City, KY
The Wigwam Village isn’t the only classic motel in Cave City, Kentucky. It’s just the most distinctive. The Holiday Motel and the Caveland Motel have the best vintage signs of all the old motels in Cave City. Judging by photos of the Caveland Motel sign around the Internet, it has received a recent coat of fresh…
Sleep in a wigwam
The sign says, “Sleep in a Wigwam,” but these are actually tipis. A wigwam is a domed structure. But the fellow who invented this motel concept just liked the sound of the word wigwam better. Thus a name was born: Wigwam Village. That fellow was Frank Redford, who built the first Wigwam Village in 1933 in Horse…
Return to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace
I’m sure it’s common to be fascinated with Abraham Lincoln. From where I live in central Indiana, it’s easy to indulge that fascination: Lincoln’s childhood and early adult life played out across southern Illinois, southern Indiana, and central Kentucky. Monuments to Lincoln abound, all reached within one tank of gas. So I’ve visited Lincoln’s Indiana and Kentucky boyhood homes,…
Spring break at Mammoth Cave
Scenes from inside Mammoth Cave.
A visit to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace
My sons and I are just back from our biennial spring break trip. In 2007, we did an Indiana history tour, visiting historic sites all over the state. In 2009, we visited Washington, DC, and then followed the old National Road home – part of the road, anyway, as I wrecked the car in Ohio. Both trips…