Royal Francis Feltner
Born and Raised at Scuddy Hollow, Perry County, KY

Welcomes you to his state of Kentucky, the most beautiful state in the United States

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State Flower



Abraham Lincoln

Born: February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville,
Hardin County, Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1865.

Jefferson Davis
Born: Christian County (now Todd), Kentucky,
June 3, 1808
Died: New Orleans, La
Dec. 5, 1889

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Male Cardinal

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Female Cardinal


Land of Fast Horses and Beautiful Women

Antiques Collection



Photos of our Stay in Europe




About Us
A synopsis of who we are

Mount Carmel High School

Mt. Carmel

My memories of Mt. Carmel High School , Vancleve. Ky. 1945-1950

My Childhood

History of my childhood at Scuddy coal camps
Over a hundred photos of your favorite stars of 1930 - 1950

My Life in the Air Force

Perry Co
A short history of Perry County


Memories of Hazard

in the 1930's and 40's


My recollection of Vicco in the 1930's and 40's


A list of all the state parks and links to their home page with pictures


A list of seven hundred state festivals with links to their home page and sixteen pictures of varuios festivals


Links to various websites that include genealogy, radio stations newspapers, etc.
Sixteen phots of parks

Amesbury, Ma

A history of Amesbury, Ma., my current residence; built the  best ships, including the Battle ship "Alliance"
Made the first and most carriages, the first and most early automobile bodies, one of the first to make trolley cars and the world renouned Hoyt Buffalo Prand Peanut products

Links to state, county and Town offices

Kentucky Government

State Capitol

Dept. of Tourism

Perry County

Perry County Tourism



Mammouth Cave

Churchill Downs

Kentucky Lake

Barkley Lake

Buckhorn State Park

Carriage Museum of America


Coal camps

Roger' s World
A photographic history of Kentucky coal camps

Appalachia Center



The Kentucky Explorer

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Are you longing to hear your all time favorite big band music?

Tuxedo Junction
has it all. All you have to do is click on the link and enjoy.

You can listen to the original recordings of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and many others.

My good friend, George Spink, is your host.




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Horse Farms Pine Mountain Lake Barkley

From the rolling Blue Grass with its unmatchable horse farms to the peaks of the mountains and to the lakes and farms in the west, Kentucky has to be one of the most beautiful states in the Union. It has the Ohio River for its northern border, the Mississippi River borders the west, and the Pine and Cumberland Mountains to the south. No matter where you are, you are surrounded by sheer beauty.

Kentucky ranks second in the nation with the most water miles including Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, the largest man made lake in the Eastern United States. Both presidents in the Civil war were born a short distance from each other. Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, is one of the largest sporting events in the land. The nation's gold reserve is located at Fort Knox.

Mammoth Cave, 379 feet deep and with a length of 350 miles, is the longest in the world. Its underground beauty is breathtaking. There are only two waterfalls in the world that has moonbows. Cumberland falls is one of them.

Its fertile soil is conducive to some of the best farming in the nation, crops like tobacco, wheat, and potatoes. The Southeastern region houses some of the nation's largest coal and natural gas deposits. There are more state parks in Kentucky than any other state.

Kentucky quilts and baskets are highly sought after by antique and folk art collectors. Antique Kentucky furniture commands outstanding prices.

No matter which US, state, or county road one drives, there is a breathtaking view for him to enjoy. If one were to throw a dart at the state map to decide where he wanted to go, he would not be disappointed. There are one hundred twenty counties with each one offering a great vacation destination.

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Colonel Harlan Saunders

Governor Albert "Happy" Chandler

Let's not forget these gentlemen.

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1909 Open Spindle Runabout
Delker Brothers, Henderson

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Twin Autoseat Family Surrey
F.A. Ames Company, Owensboro

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1909 Lexington Model A
Lexington Motor Motor Car Co, Lexington
Moved to Connersvill, IN in 1910

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1915 Ames Covered Coupe
The Ames Motor Car Co. Owensboro

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1916 Dixie Flyer Touring Autmobile
Kentucky Wagon Mfg. Co. Louisville,

Most of all, the people in Kentucky are the friendliest of any state. I may be be partial toward Kentucky, I was born and raised there.

This beautiful state, as we see it today, did not suddenly appear by the waving of a magic wand.  It was discovered and settled by people who had a vision of a better life and they were willing to work and die for it. When the earlier settlers first viewed Kentucky, the Indian name for Dark and Bloody Land, they called  it the "Pearl of The West".  Can you imagine what Daniel Boone thought when he stood at the top of Cumberland Gap and looked Northward? Some of the bloodiest wars fought with any Indian Nations were by the settlers in Kentucky. These wars lasted for twenty years. Three great European countries, Great Britain, France, and Spain were willing to go to war to claim this state, but by the hard work of several Kentucky Statesmen, in a log house in a little settlement  named Danville, it became the 15th state in the United States.

Their struggles are well documented in " The History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi" by John W. Monette, 1846 vol. 2. It is a long and detailed history of settlements and battles fought. It is a must read for anyone interested in the history of Kentucky. One can find it at this website: History of the Settlement of the Mississippi Valley.  It takes several minutes to download, but it is worth the wait. Make it a favorite so you can read it at your leisure.

Copied from John Filson's book "The Discover, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucke (1784)" is a portion of the first paragraph:  " THE first white man we have certain accounts of, who discovered this province, was one James M‘Bride, who, in company with some others, in the year 1754, the Ohio in Canoes, landed at the mouth of Kentucke river, passing down and there marked a tree, with the first letters of his name, and the date, which remain to this day. These men reconnoitred the country, and returned home with the pleasing news of their discovery of the best tract of land in North-America, and probably in the world. From this period it remained concealed till about the year 1767, when one John Finley, and some others, trading with the Indians, fortunately travelled over the fertile region, now called Kentucke, then but known to the Indians, by the name of the Dark and Bloody Ground, and sometimes the Middle Ground. "

Thus situated, many hundred miles from our families in the howling wilderness, I believe few would have equally enjoyed the happiness we experienced. I often observed to my brother, You see now how little nature requires to be satisfied. Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; And I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatsoever state he is. This consists in a full resignation to the will of Providence; on and a resigned soul finds pleasure in a path strewed with briars and thorns.  A quotation of Daniel Boone as written by John Filson.

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Federal Hill Mansion..My Old Kentucky Home,  Bardstown Cumberland Falls Moonbow


Kentucky Basket

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1950's quilt made by my brother's wife, Juanita Browning Feltner; niece of Noman Combs who was a former postmaster at Jeff.

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Kentucky Country cannonball bed, ca 1833

This website was designed by.

Royal Feltner
72 Haverhill Rd.
Amesbury, Ma. 01913

To contact, please email me.

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