Historical Society rededicates markers
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The Kentucky Historical Society in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has re-erected three historical markers in the Land Between the Lakes. The markers were removed several years ago for widening of U.S. 68.

The Kentucky Historical Society attempts to relocate the historical markers as close to the original site as possible. The Kentucky Transportation Department approves the new sites for the markers near the highway where it will not obstruct the view of traffic and allows for an automobile to pull off the road safely to read the text.

The Civil War Sniper historical marker is relocated east of the Trace on the eastbound lanes of U.S. 68. It has a parking area large enough to accommodate several vehicles.

The Saint Joseph Parish historical marker is collocated next to the Golden Pond historical marker. These markers were relocated near the former site of the Sun Set Inn Restaurant on the westbound lanes of U.S. 68.

There is a turning lane for the public traveling to the Wrangler Camp. These historical markers are at the parking area for the “Tunnel” which allows bike riders to go under U.S. 68 and follow the paved bike path to Lake Barkley.

According to John F. Hall, Chairman of the Trigg County Highway Marker Program, a re-dedication of the Golden Pond Historical Marker will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7. One of the re-dedication speakers will be William B. Miller, retired Superintendent of Calloway County Schools. Miller gave the original dedication speech for the Golden Pond historical marker in 1970. Jim Wallace of Golden Pond will also speak.

The Golden Pond historical marker was originally located in the small park in front of the Golden Pond post office. Due to road construction engineering, U.S. 68 was raised several feet and the eastbound lanes were then relocated away from the former site of the town.

The only site safely available to the public traveling in both directions to read the historical marker text is the Tunnel parking area. For further information about the re-dedication you may contact John Hall at 270-522-6800.

This press release was submitted by John Hall.
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