The Mystery of the Calloway County Volcano
A screenshot of the article that appeared in the Owensboro Daily Messenger on April 1, 1887 detailing the events of the "volcano".

The Mystery of the Calloway County Volcano

An article appeared in the Owensboro Daily Messenger on Friday, April 1, 1887 about volcanic activity occurring on Blood River near New Concord, Kentucky earlier that week. The article, which…

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New Concord, Kentucky
This map from 1885 shows New Concord, Kentucky.

New Concord, Kentucky

New Concord can be found deep in the thick forests of southeastern Calloway County, between Blood River and Kentucky Lake.  The earliest known settlement of New Concord dates back to…

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Pine Bluff, Tennessee
Pine Bluff today, taken from a boat.

Pine Bluff, Tennessee

John Wayne, the Hollywood legend who starred in dozens of films, is directly tied to Pine Bluff, Tennessee.  The story is quite amazing, but first, we need a quick overview…

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Old L&N Trail Depot in Murray
The concrete foundation is all that remains of the old L&N Railroad Depot in Murray.

Old L&N Trail Depot in Murray

Rail service first arrived in Murray in 1890 when a leg of the L&N Railroad was built from Paris, Tenn. to Paducah. A passenger depot served the city for decades…

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