8 Replies to “Fort Griffin Ruins: Sutler’s Store, Sergeant’s Quarters, Armory & Weapons”

  1. I ❤ history, and imho, stuff like this just isn't appreciated as much as it should be. Like Eddie Izzard said in 2000, "You tear your history down, man!" Lexington tore down an entire historical block two years ago – it's still sitting empty, and we're all still just heartbroken. I like going to Fort Harrod; part of the original fort is still there. People go to Boonesborough and think they're seeing the original fort, but what they're seeing is a replica built up on the hill where it won't get flooded when the river rises; the original fort was right on the river. Cumberland Gap realized in the mid-90s all of the history they had lost and started working hard to do certain restorations, but it won't ever be the same as it was when Boone and the Indians before him came through there – although there is what's supposed to be a section of the original trail that's still there and that's still in use. And people don't realize all the lakes in southeastern Kentucky are artificial – with the exception of Fern Lake on the Tennessee border near the gap.

    I could go on and on and on. It just blows my mind that appreciation of this stuff just doesn't seem to cross most people's minds – unlike in Europe. Europe seems to take care of and prize stuff like this. I swear sometimes I think I was born on the wrong continent. LOL

    And sorry to rant on your blog, especially on Thanksgiving, but there it is.

  2. K.M., my favorite here is the lone chimney, so strong and still ready to serve. Closing this display with the ammunition boxes spoke well of your understanding of the broad spectrum of good and evil and survival when these structures were inhabited. Thanks for the sharing.

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