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Sunday, October 18, 2009

FOLK REGION -- GIVING IT DEFINITION -- CENTRAL KENTUCKY

TOWN OF BEREA -- SUMMER FARMERS MARKET -- MADISON COUNTY, 2009
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SILVER MAPLE WITH ROBIN'S NEST
WEDDED TO THE LAND AND THE LAND HOLDS MEMORIES

COUNTRY FARM -- ESTILL COUNTY -- RED LICK CREEK AREA 2009

SMALL TOWN OF PAINT LICK -- GARRAD COUNTY -- 2009

BARBARA'S 1940S CHICKEN HOUSE -- ESTILL COUNTY -- 2009
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TOWN OF BEREA -- ONE ROOM BLACK SCHOOLHOUSE -- 1922
PHOTO COURTESY JESSE WARD

EARLY LARGE FARM HOUSE AND LAND -- EARLY 1800s OR BEFORE -- MADISON COUNTY

EARLY LOG CRIB -- HALF DOVETAIL NOTCHING -- CIRCA EARLY1800S -- CLIMAX, KY
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The above photos represent pieces of the folk culture that was or is now found in Central Kentucky. Together they start to define a folk region.

In the book
Kentucky Folk Architecture a definition of a folk region is put forth by Richard M. Dorson from his book American Folklore -- as follows: "a place where the people are wedded to the land, and the land holds memories. The people possess identity and ancestry and close family ties through continuous occupation of the same soil."

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