The Land Between the Lake 2018 Heritage Geocache Challenge is coming soon!

Get ready to explore the great outdoors and learn about the history and culture of the families who lived between the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. The 2018 Heritage Geocaches have been placed and Geocaching.com will be publishing their locations soon! In order to get everyone ready and excited about this year’s challenge, we’ve put together a post about the heritage locations that we learned about The 2016 Heritage Geocache Challenge We placed a geocache box at each site. In each geocache box, there is a sign-in and date logbook and 100 aluminum metal tree tags stamped with numbering specific to…
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Millstone Rescue at Empire Farm

Millstone Rescue at Empire Farm

With lake levels for Lake Barkley at winter pool, artifacts and features of a by-gone era will sometimes be visible. Recently, a concerned member of the public reported to Land Between the Lakes Area Supervisor, Tina Tilley, he had seen a millstone along the lake shore near Empire Farm. He was concerned that someone might try to steal this piece of history. The Heritage department sent a crew to investigate and found it easily with detailed directions provided by the concerned citizen. What they found was a millstone, about 3 feet in diameter and about 6-8 inches thick located along the edge of…
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Golden Pond Interpretive Overlook Dedication

Golden Pond Interpretive Overlook Dedication

About Golden Pond, Kentucky Long after the people of Golden Pond were displaced by the creation of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, former residents of Golden Pond continued to gather and remember at the location where their town had once been. While the buildings were gone, the large flower garden that lay at the center of town and concrete mounting blocks still existed in place, acting as visual cues, orienting visitors to the layout of the former town. However, when the new four-lane version of Highway 68/80 was constructed, even those last remains of Golden Pond were removed,…
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Land Between the Lakes Geocache Challenge

Land Between the Lakes Geocache Challenge

Visitors claimed all 100 geocache coins recently. This year’s challenge is over. The geocaches at Land Between the Lakes were more than just GPS points, though. They highlighted important historic locations and gave geocachers a chance to explore the area. We received numerous comments from participants. Take a moment to read a few. KY Hiker On Fulton Furnace “Our second of the day and loved the hike to this location. Outstanding history lesson and special cache challenge. To make it interesting we hiked a different way out and did more exploring on this perfect day. Loving this Challenge and the…
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Challenge On!  Land Between The Lakes Heritage Geocache 2016

Challenge On!  Land Between The Lakes Heritage Geocache 2016

Geocachers! Accept the challenge to find the five heritage geocaches at Land Between The Lakes. The first 100 people to do so will earn a limited edition gold coin. New to geocaching? Find out more at www.geocaching.com. This challenge provides a geocache adventure where you learn area history and visit heritage sites along the way. Some boast spectacular views! In each geocache box, you should find a sign-in sheet, date logbook and 100 aluminum metal tree tags. We have stamped each tag with numbering specific to that cache location.  Collect one tree tag per geocacher from each of the five…
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Your Next Adventure

Your Next Adventure

Where will your next adventure be? When you plan your next vacation at Land Between The Lakes check out Murray State University’s weekly video magazine, Roundabout U, to learn about some of the fun places at Land Between The Lakes. Energy Lake Campground www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJX4fdVOsYk   Elk & Bison Prairie www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9HKZ1ntkUo   Homeplace 1850s Working Farm www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyCsR5GSYwc   Planetarium & Observatory www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzcJhgKFaiw   Turkey Bay Off Highway Vehicle Area www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkAHost5nk0   Woodlands Nature Station www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTmmvEiOoMQ   Wranglers Campground www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKHM8jGRWNQ   Land Between The Lakes 50th Anniversary (15 minute) www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiyYoTi93-Q&feature=share&list=PLh2WN5RXh1NS9nYjfC1s4dX5rwO28TTt4&index=5 Land Between The Lakes 50th Anniversary (3 minute) www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-j5-ZYmseM&feature=share&list=PLh2WN5RXh1NS9nYjfC1s4dX5rwO28TTt4&index=4 With more than…
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Voices from the Past

Voices from the Past

As we walked through the woods today in Fox Hollow, we came upon some former home sites. This reminded me that we have a link to original recordings of former residents who lived Between the Rivers, which became Land Between The Lakes. Take a listen to stories and voices from the past. Constance Alexander, along with Murray State University’s WKMS NPR radio station, recorded residents’ stories and pulled them together in a series of audio programs. The Kentucky Historical Society (http://history.ky.gov/) offers the series in their oral history and audio visual materials collection. Check the stories out. Enjoy, Jan Bush Connecting People…
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Time Travelers Guide to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum

Time Travelers Guide to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum

  Submitted by Brian Truskey, Communications Department Apprentice and Cindy Earls, Lead Interpreter at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum. Head through the doors at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and step back in time. Experience what life was like on a middle Tennessee farm in the 1850s. Since many people have never been on a farm, let alone an 1850s farm, we put together this time traveler’s guide to improve your understanding of the mid-1800s. As any experienced time traveler can tell you, the best way to visit the past is to blend in. This guide includes…
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Home Cooking with the Homeplace Cookbook

Home Cooking with the Homeplace Cookbook

Submitted by Brian Truskey, Apprentice at Land Between The Lakes By popular demand, the Homeplace gathered all their recipes saved throughout the years. The staff then... Tested the recipes, Adapted the ingredients to today's language, and Compiled them in to one cookbook of our favorite recipes The Homeplace History and Receipt Book covers the history, folklore and delicious recipes that would be seen on an upper southern farm a decade before the civil war. Many of the recipes have been handed down through the generations. Look for The Homeplace History and Receipt Book in our gift shops and online. All proceeds go…
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Celebrating 36 Years of Fun on the Farm

Celebrating 36 Years of Fun on the Farm

Submitted by Brian Truskey, Apprentice at Land Between The Lakes This fall marks the 36th anniversary of the Homeplace. Enjoy some of our most popular programs offered over the past 36 years. Join the celebration from Saturday October 11th through Monday October 13 at the Homeplace. History The Homeplace first opened its doors to the public in 1978, with 1979 being the first year of regular operations. 1979 was also the year that construction began on the Interpretive Center, which was completed and opened in 1980. Since that time, the Homeplace continues to provide cultural interpretation of 1850s, pre-civil war, yeoman…
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