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Old 03-20-2012, 05:27 PM   #16
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Paradise

Nice---I was pokin' all around there last year looking for Paradise, Ky. ---but alas---as the song says.

"The Peabody Coal Company had hauled it away"-------true story.

Good on you finding the Foundry----I knew it was there but wasn't as brave as you to actually find it----what a piece of history.

They were watchin' me too-----and to ease their minds I just went up and talked to a guard.

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When I was a child my family would travel
Down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born
And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered
So many times that my memories are worn.


And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away


Well sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River
To the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

When I die let my ashes float down the Green River
Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
I'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waiting
Just five miles away from wherever I am.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

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Old 03-20-2012, 07:39 PM   #17
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Big Dawg- The Foundry is on private property. When I was getting ready to leave two young men (20ish) w/ shot guns (not pointed at me), pulled up in a 4 WD Dodge and asked if I had a problem, genuine concern. I said no I had just checked out the Foundry. Then one of the guys said the property belonged to his family and it was ok to check it out as long as one didn't throw out stuff there. About a year ago there was a fire which burned about 40 acres and being in close proximity to the TVA you can imagine the concern!!!! Also not in the distant past someone got busted for growing about 10 plants...... So poking around does have it's risk. As I've heard of things being bobby trapped, so it's good to be observant of your surroundings and where you put your feet.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:44 PM   #18
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How about a little credit for me telling you exactly where it was down to the boat ramp and left on the trail. SHEEESH. You would have thought you found Atlantis.
BIG DOG the photo you took was on the road going to the boat ramp. Then just go left on the trail.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:59 PM   #19
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BIG DOG the photo you took was on the road going to the boat ramp. Then just go left on the trail.
What photo----I didn't post a photo ????

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:11 PM   #20
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How about a little credit for me telling you exactly where it was down to the boat ramp and left on the trail. SHEEESH. You would have thought you found Atlantis.
BIG DOG the photo you took was on the road going to the boat ramp. Then just go left on the trail.

Dang......I'd have no problem giving you credit, but that's not the way the story goes. I was out there on Sunday , and didn't get your email with directions until Monday night. BTW they were dead on.I actually got directions from two guys pulling out their John boat from a near by pond. I gave those anonymous fishermen credit.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #21
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Stay with um Tudelum 48.. it is in your back yard.. if they only knew how many places you could take um back thru there..you and one less Harley (both ride Zuki,s) would have a good time.. just remember he falls over a lot...
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:28 PM   #22
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LOL, well I haven't fallen over since last fall on 82 or was is 81?

...and what a fun back yard it is too!!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:29 PM   #23
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What photo----I didn't post a photo ????

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Big Dog i think it was on the abandoned locks/ferry thread. You were looking down a gravel road toward the river.You were pretty much there. Just down the road on the left.


















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Old 03-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #24
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This picture..if I knew how to post it, but here's the link to it.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1321702930



follow the road to the pond and see the road to the right going down to the water, right before that on the left is the gated off road/trail. It's up a little hill.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #25
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Amazing stonework. How would you cut, transport and position such large pieces in the 1850s?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #26
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This thread brings back memories. I worked at the Paradise plant from '75 until ' 80. Lived about 3 miles from Rochester.
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