Answer: Pine Mountain State Resort Park
It was created in 1924. A tourist attraction is the Chained Rock, located at the end of one of the many hiking trails. An enormous chain is bolted into 2 boulders. The chain weighs 3000 pounds and is 101 feet long with each link weighing 7 pounds each. The idea that the boulders were chained to prevent them from falling on the city of Pineville was actually a myth started in 1933 by the Kiwanis Club as a publicity stunt to draw traffic to the State Park. The chain was discovered in a coal mine somewhere in Bell County, and donated to the Kiwanis Club. The chain was dragged up the mountain by a team of mules.
You can hike to the Chained Rock, and sit on the boulders. Many tourists have had their picture taken holding on to the chain, with the city of Pineville in the background, safe from the boulders!
Cumberland State Park and Middlesboro State Park do not exist. Cumberland Gap National Park is located in 3 states- Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. At the Cumberland Gap Overlook, a person can stand in all three states!
Frankfort, the State Capital, was originally formed near a ford in the Kentucky River and was called Leestown.
Answer: Kentucky Fried Chicken
The "White House" is located off interstate 264 and also holds the secret recipe for the original recipe chicken in a vault.
From Quiz: Louisville, Ky
Answer: Mammoth Cave
Over 360 miles of this cave system have been explored and mapped.
Answer: George Rogers Clark
Although John Connolly owned most of the land that would become the heart of downtown Louisville, Clark and his settlers actually established the Louisville settlement on Corn Island, which was in the Ohio River. Corn Island was still visible in the river until the completion of the Falls Dam in the late 1920s, when it became completely sumerged.
Answer: Dr. Thomas Walker State Historical Site
Dr. Thomas Walker, who was a physician and surveyor, led the first expedition through Cumberland Gap in 1750. Dr. Walker was surveying for the railroad and settled near the river (which he named the Cumberland) and built the first cabin in Kentucky. The replica sits on the same site as the original. The site is in Dr. Thomas Walker State Park, just outside of Barbourville in the southeastern area of the state.
There may be historical sites by the other names, but not what I was looking for!
Answer: Thunder Over Louisville
The first Thunder was held at Cardinal Stadium in 1990. Thunder is the nation's largest firework display.
Despite having neighboring towns of Simpsonville and Shelbyville, not to mention being near Springfield -- Homer, Bart, Marge and Lisa don't live here.
Heather Renee French went on to marry the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky at the time, Steve Henry.
Goldenrod is often unjustly blamed for allergies, but goldenrod pollen is too heavy to blow in the wind. It is carried by insects from one goblet like flowerhead to another.
Answer: Louis XVI
The King's assent to the French alliance with the American revolutionists was acknowledged by the finest gesture Louisville's town builders could come up with... a namesake.
Answer: Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn's autobiography "Coal Miner's Daughter" became an Academy Award winning film starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones. Ms. Lynn had over 70 country hits, with 16 making it to #1 in the 1960s and 1970s.
Patty Loveless, a country singer, is a distant cousin of Ms. Lynn, and Patsy Cline was a popular country singer and Loretta's best friend. Barbara Mandrell is also a country singer.
Answer: The Pegasus Parade
The Pegasus Parade was the first event of the Kentucky Derby Festival in 1956. Rock Hudson made his last public appearance as Grand Marshall in 1984.
Madisonville was named for the fourth president of the United States, James Madison.
Answer: Tubby Smith
The University of Kentucky basketball team has won a total of seven national championships.
Answer: The Union
Louisville served as a temporary holding point for thousands of Confederate prisoners.
Answer: Black Mountain
Black Mountain is one of the highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountain chain, outside of the Blue Ridge Mountains. White Mountain is located in Bell County and is only a hill compared to Black Mountain!
Answer: Great Steamboat Race
The Great Steamboat Race started in 1963. They compete for the "Gilded Antlers".
Answer: Appalachian Mountains
The Appalachians stretch from Quebec in the north to Georgia in the south.
Answer: Gray squirrel
Gray squirrels breed twice a year, a event which is often accompanied by fights, chases, and other noise. Squirrel litters are born in tree hollows or leafy nests along the branches of a tree.
Aristides won the first Kentucky Derby. Vagrant won the second Derby in 1876. Secretariat won in 1973, and Man of War never won the Kentucky Derby.
Answer: Graveyard to the West
Back in the days when the land west of Kentucky was still 'frontier,' Louisville was very swampy, and there were a great many insect-borne diseases. Many of the settlers heading west died in Louisville before they could head farther west, hence the nickname Graveyard to the West.
From Quiz: Kentucky
Answer: The Battle of Perryville
Fought in Boyle County, the casualties were over 4,000 for the Union Army and over 3,000 for the Confederate Army. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi withdrew to Tennessee, and Kentucky became a Union stronghold for the rest of the war. Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell's Union Army of the Ohio was the Union leader.
The other Civil War Battles listed were not fought in Kentucky.
Answer: Martha Layne Collins
Martha Layne Collins was governor of Kentucky from 1983-1987.
The fleur-de-lis is a graceful symbol for a beautiful city.
From Quiz: Louisville, Ky
Answer: Battle of Blue Licks
This battle was fought nearly ten months after Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown.
Answer: Chewing Gum
That first Chewing Gum called was 'Taffy Tolu.'
Answer: Fort Campbell
Fort Campbell is named for BG William Boren Campbell.
Fort Sumpter is in South Carolina. Fort Ticonderoga is located at the junction of Lake Champlain and Lake George, in New York. Fort Knox is located 35 miles from Louisville, Kentucky.
Answer: Top of Iroquois Park
The first race was in 1973 with just seven balloons competing.
The wild and beautiful Red River Gorge Recreation Area and the Natural Bridge State Resort Park are located in Powell County. Miles of spectacular natural beauty.