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Old 07-02-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Looking through some videos of Ky and found this, some beautiful scenes in this video.



YouTube - Love for My Old Kentucky Home
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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In 1783, William Rowan brought his family to Kentucky. Their first few years were spent in Calhoun (on the Green River in NW Kentucky). It wasn't too long afterwards that the now adult brothers separated with Stephen staying in what is now western Ohio County and John moving to Bardstown where he prospered and built Federal Hill. Federal Hill is the official name of what we know call "My Old Kentucky Home". It is likely that during a visit to Bardstown my g-grandmother Sarah Rowan met my g-grandfather James Cox one of the first graduates along with his cousin & my namesake Orion N. Cox. A lot of history for both Kentucky and my family circulated around that old mansion.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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In 1783, William Rowan brought his family to Kentucky. Their first few years were spent in Calhoun (on the Green River in NW Kentucky). It wasn't too long afterwards that the now adult brothers separated with Stephen staying in what is now western Ohio County and John moving to Bardstown where he prospered and built Federal Hill. Federal Hill is the official name of what we know call "My Old Kentucky Home". It is likely that during a visit to Bardstown my g-grandmother Sarah Rowan met my g-grandfather James Cox one of the first graduates along with his cousin & my namesake Orion N. Cox. A lot of history for both Kentucky and my family circulated around that old mansion.
How cool! I wish we had something interesting like that in our family!
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Jim, I watched the video, the scenery is amazing!
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK...formerly Kentucky
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Tomocox that is quite the family history you have. Very cool. I just adore My Old Kentucky Home. If I had gotten married in KY instead of AK thats where it would have been at. Planning a trip to take the hubby there when we come in for a visit in the next couple weeks.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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How cool! I wish we had something interesting like that in our family!
You probably do; you just don't know it yet! Start researching your family's genealogy and looking up stories about your ancestors- you're going to be amazed at the things you learn.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Jim, I watched the video, the scenery is amazing!
It sure is amazing Josh, if I had my way I would be living in KY now. When we sold everything in Forida in 2006 I found a good deal on a small farm in Harrison County, near Cynthiana, Ky, but my wife didn't want to move back to Ky.... so here I sit on a mountain top in TN..lol.. TN is a beautiful state but I would much rather be back in KY near my grand children. I could kick my own butt a thousand times for not buying that farm when I had the opportunity.

I was born in TN near the KY/TN border and lived most of my 60 years in KY and FL. Most of my family is from KY and still live there, both of my children were born in Ky. Every time I hear the song My Old Kentucky Home I get a little home sick.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Tomocox that is quite the family history you have. Very cool. I just adore My Old Kentucky Home. If I had gotten married in KY instead of AK thats where it would have been at. Planning a trip to take the hubby there when we come in for a visit in the next couple weeks.
I read the Alaska forum a lot and been thinking about a Alaska vacation, you think an old hillbilly could survive a couple weeks up there without getting chewed on by the bears?
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I enjoyed the video, Jim..I am also a reader of the alaska forum..The photo's are breathtaking..My h wants to book a cruise in the next year, but I have such terrible reservations with cruises..I would rather fly there..So I imagine I will win
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK...formerly Kentucky
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Oh yeah, you guys would be awesom up here. Come on up. We need more Southerners up here! Beware of the iced tea though. Its not like your Mama makes. Basically brown water. ICK! I guess I have a love/hate relationship with Alaska. ALot of things up here drive me bonkers but it is incredibly beautiful. I hope yall decide to visit.
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