Ramble via America's rural heartland on winding again roads resulting in an never-ending number of out-in-the-country points of interest. each one identify explores 10 or extra meandering weekend excursions as authors percentage their intimate wisdom of individuals, locations, and nation existence.
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The Hancock County Historical Museum, located in an old railroad depot in Hawesville, has an exhibit of an 1867 courthouse and other displays from the area's past. S. 60, from the Hancock County line to Owensboro, is named the Josiah Henson Trail in honor of a slave who might have been the inspiration for Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. ("So you're the little lady who started this big war," President Lincoln said, on meeting Mrs. ) Josiah Henson was a remarkable man in any case.
Then wander through Central Park ("the oldest municipal park west of the Alleghenies"), where Union troops camped during the Civil War. S. 60 south to Paducah. The road runs through rich farmland with cornfields, grazing cows and sheep, and massive old barns. We saw a white farmhouse surrounded by red gladiolus looking like a flaming picket fence and a sign advertising ANTIQUES/MULCH FOR SALE. Mattoon is the center of a thriving Amish community, with a country store, roadside stands, and hand-lettered signs in farmhouse yards offering produce, crafts, and furniture for sale.
They're still at it. Other old-time Louisville establishments include Kunz's Fourth and Market and Jack Fry's on Bardstown Road. Erhmann's Bakery, in the Mid-City Mall on Bardstown Road, has the best ice cream anywhere, in my opinion. " They make a luscious ice-cream soda, too. The ambience is, well, a little tired, but the old soda fountain, moved from Erhmann's original location, is a treasure, with a marble counter, marble columns, a stained-glass border, and a back mirror. Any list of Louisville's best restaurants would be likely to include the following: Downtown: Vincenzo's (elegant Italian), the Old English Grill (elegant everything) in the Camberley Brown Hotel, the Bristol Bar & Grill (local specialties).