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Kentucky’s history wrapped in West Virginia lore

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By Suzanne Kauffman

The late Tom Clark, historian at the University of Kentucky, said something once that has always stuck with me: “Virginia is the mother of Kentucky and Kentucky is the mother of the West.”
So true, we are the sum of all the history of Virginia, and to ignore it is to ignore the history of Kentucky.
As I completed the article on long hunters, I remembered one of the probably most entertaining stories of Virginia, as not all explorers wore buckskin and linsey-woolsey, some wore satin and velvet.


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