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You Don't See These Every Day | by Bill Fultz
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You Don't See These Every Day

1973 Volkswagen Squareback

Ky 90 and US 27

Parkers Lake, Kentucky

 

I’m not sure what it is about Southeastern Kentucky but there are so many abandoned/derelict classic automobiles it’s simply mind blowing. After leaving Cumberland Falls, we decided to head to Big South Fork and stop by Barthell Mining Camp, and along the way we came across this classic beauty. Unfortunately it was raining, so I didn’t get out of the car very long, and this wasn’t the only old car here, but the rest were in some mud and I wasn’t willing to muddy up the car. The others were much older and in non restorable shape. After we left here, the snow started, huge flakes too. Barthell was closed so we headed back and just as we left the Daniel Boone National Forest, the snow started sticking to the road a little. We had decided we were going to check out the first Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin, but because folks were driving 20 in a 55, with very little snow on the road I told Lisa I’d had enough and let’s go home.

 

Epilogue: Interestingly, we decided to drive around the Ft. Boonesborough area near Richmond on the way home and I came across a 100 ft. roadside cascading wet weather waterfall that flowed into the Kentucky River. It didn’t have much flow, so I’m sure I’m going to stop by after a good rain and take some shots of it in the future. I couldn’t find any info on it, but it had an overgrown viewing platform with some old steps, so I’m sure it’s got a name. Guess I’m just going to have to ask around next time I’m there.

 

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Taken on February 19, 2012