Friday, September 21, 2007

Bowling Green, 42101

Good morning Jerusalem Ridge! Day 14 in Kentucky. Day 11, Jerusalem Ridge Kentucky, 42370, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Day 11 of tent living.
Day 11, Jerusalem Ridge Kentucky, 42370, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Today's plan was to check out Bowling Green, Sam Bush's hometown, and find a new cowboy hat!

An hour later down the Natcher Parkway, the only western store was long out of business. I popped in a thrift store and picked up a 1954 hardbound printing of Steinbeck's East of Eden. 50 cents.

I ended up at the Western Kentucky University campus museum. Deborah was kind and helpful.
Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Duncan Hines was from Bowling Green, who knew?
Duncan Hines exhibit, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Creepy wax statue of Duncan.
Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Old maps are cool.
Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07



Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07



Now I know the 'who' for the Parkway I spend so much time on.
Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
I was impressed with a watercolor painter on display, former WKU faculty Ivan Wilson (1889-1981). He painted 8x10 landscape images in the late 1930's to early 40's. Here's one, "Warren County Stockpens, 1942."
Ivan Wilson, Warren County Stockpens, 1942, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron, 9/21/07
WKU Campus, before I was asked to stop taking pictures and leave.
Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07


So I went to downtown.
Wayward Wind, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07

Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07

Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
I met a Bosnian bartender at the Brickhouse restaurant. I struck up a conversation about Zinfandel grapes being from there. He knew which grapes I meant, Plavac Mali, which he translated as the "little blue one." These grapes were rumored as the genetic source of Zinfandel and Primitivo grapes. Before I left Reno, I chased down the journal articles by Dr. Carole Meredith. DNA research demonstrates that Plavac Mali are descended from a Croation strain called Crljenak Kaštelanski.

I returned to Rosine and watched the Barn Jam. My left thumb has been aching, so I didn't play.
Rosine, Kentucky, 42370, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Don Stanley.
Rosine, Kentucky, 42370, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
This is the only shot I have of this great Monroe-style mandolinist named Mark.
Rosine, Kentucky, 42370, Andrew D. Barron©9/21/07
Tomorrow I head to eastern Kentucky for a family vist.

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