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Fall in the Mountains
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The States of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Western Maryland are home to some very special people. Believe me we know. My wife and I have traveled from Canada to Mexico. We have roamed across the entire “lower 48” of this great country. In our travels, we have met some wonderful people in every state and from all walks of life. But as the old saying goes, there is no place like home.

Likewise, there are no people like “Mountain Folks” especially those of the Coal producing States of the Appalachian Mountains.

Our mission goal at Kentucky Tennessee Living is to “Boldly Claim the Coal Mining History of Mountain Folks and the Coal Camp towns of Appalachia.” To Highlight the Parks and Events in and around the Coal Camps and to spark an interest in tourism to those areas of the States.
Our greatest desire is to Promote the Miners, Storytellers, Artists, Musicians, Photographers, and Craftsmen who keep our heritage alive while working to build a better tomorrow for the People of the Mountains.

Naomi Mine Disaster of December 1, 1907

The first of five devastating mine explosions would occur in the Naomi Mine. We will only cover Naomi, Monongah, and Darr as they were the catalyst for change.

January 25, 2022
Scotia 1976, The Twin Mining Disasters of Letcher Co Ky

One of worst mine disasters in American History took place at the Scotia Mine in Letcher County, Kentucky.

January 23, 2022
Pikeville Cut-Through Project

To solve many issues that the City of Pikeville had concerning flooding, a highway, lack of space for the city, and a railway. The Pikeville Cut-Through Project was proposed.

January 16, 2022
The Appalachian Flood of 1977

The Appalachian Mountains was once again pounded by torrential rains during April 2-5 of 1977.

January 16, 2022
The Flood of January 27th Through February 2nd 1957

In 1957, the flood would become a devastating event that would be among the listed worst disasters to happen to the state of Kentucky.

January 16, 2022
Letcher County Haunted History: Part Four

Haunted tales of riders on their steeds galloping through Westwood and sounds of the battle can be heard as echos from a time long gone by.

January 13, 2022
Letcher County Haunted History:  Part Three

The Restless Solider Here at Kentucky Tennessee Living, we strive to keep this site nonpolitical in nature. All historic events posted that changed the lives of future generations in Letcher

January 6, 2022
The Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail and the Pine Mountain Wildlife Corridor Project

Eastern Kentucky tourism has always been a huge part of our heart here at Kentucky Tennessee Living. We love promoting tours, hiking trails, lakes, museums, and Festivals. There is unmatched beauty of the Appalachian Mountains and we are very proud to be from this area.

January 4, 2022
Construction of the Little Elkhorn Lake and Dam, 1912

One of the most important needs in city planning is water sources. In 1912, the Elkhorn Dam construction reached completion in Jenkins Kentucky.

January 2, 2022
Establishment of Letcher County

In 1842, the residents of the area petitioned the Kentucky State Legislature and Governor Robert P. Letcher. This is Letcher County’s story.

January 2, 2022
Letcher County Haunted History:  Part Two

Letcher County has several hauntings. One of the most disturbing is the case of Floyd Frazier.

December 30, 2021
The History of the Letcher County Courthouse

In 1842, The residents petitioned the Kentucky State Legislature. The residents longed for a county of their own with a county seat and a courthouse.

December 26, 2021
Naomi Mine Disaster of December 1, 1907
Scotia 1976, The Twin Mining Disasters of Letcher Co Ky
Pikeville Cut-Through Project
The Appalachian Flood of 1977
The Flood of January 27th Through February 2nd 1957
Letcher County Haunted History: Part Four
Letcher County Haunted History:  Part Three
The Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail and the Pine Mountain Wildlife Corridor Project
Construction of the Little Elkhorn Lake and Dam, 1912
Establishment of Letcher County
Letcher County Haunted History:  Part Two
The History of the Letcher County Courthouse