Saturday, April 7, 2012

Big Bone Map Project

Here is a sketch for my project of making a series of historical maps of Big Bone Creek.

I have a large collection of historical maps, as well as a huge fund of historical information that can go into them.  I am planning to provide sketches of the Palisades of Big Bone Creek, information on the Christian Survey of 1774, the 35,570 acre Fishback and Morgan Survey of 1785, and the the story of Big Bone Island.  This should be an interesting project.

James Duvall, M. A.
Chief Historian and Archivist
Big Bone University
Nec ossa solum, sed etiam sanguinem.
Big Bone, Kentucky

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Haunted Hogshead: A Yankee Legend.

I am writing the history of Big Bone, Kentucky, my hometown.  Because of this I am interested in every early referenced to the place.  Here is one I picked up from a publication of 1830.  If anyone remembers this guy please let me know:
"You don't live to Boston, then, do you? No; I calculate you are from the old country, though you speak English almost as well as I do. Now, I'm a Kentucky man, and my father was to Big-bone Creek, in old Kentuck, where he could lather every man in the state; but I could lick my father."
"The Haunted Hogshead:  A Yankee Legend". — from the London Literary Gazette No. 716.  (9 Oct 1830) p. 1, col. 1.