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Kentucky Profile

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Colleen Clayton

From horse racing and Bourbon Country, to the culture of Appalachia, Civil War significance and Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky is a state enriched with deep traditions, important history and authentic heritage. Kentucky had been home to Native Americans for centuries before the first European settlers arrived. The first surveying parties entered Kentucky in 1750 and 1751, but the outbreak of British and Native American battles in the French and Indian War in 1754 delayed further exploration of the state for over a decade. The first permanent settlement was established in 1774. It wasn't until 1792 that Kentucky was admitted into the Union as the 15th state. Kentucky traditionally had an agricultural economy, but it began to shift to an industrial economy during WWII.

Kentucky is also home to a few of our vendors: Bluegrass Brass Jewelry, Art Eatables, and Wicked Sheets.

Bluegrass Brass was started by husband and wife team, Jennifer and Cliff. Several years ago, they set out to make jewelry from recycled brass. Their friends and family loved the beautiful results and Bluegrass Brass was born. They make earring, rings, and necklaces out of 9mm bullet heads, Swarovski Crystals, and sterling silver.

Art Eatables also have a fine craft, perhaps a little more in touch with Kentucky's bourbon roots. A Taste of the Trail-Small Batch Bourbon Truffles is a variety pack of specialty bourbon infused truffles including eight different flavors of specialty Kentucky whiskeys covered with either milk, dark or extra dark chocolate. Art Eatables is dedicated to making well balanced small batch chocolates featuring the Kentucky spirits they love.

Last but not least, Wicked Sheets provide a unique new solution to the age-old problem of night sweats. Advanced technical fabric contains "smart" fibers that wick moisture away from the body, ensuring a cool, dry and comfortable night's sleep. The fabric has pores, like your skin. It works to keep you cool by pushing the moisture away from your body.

Here are some interesting facts about Kentucky:

  • State Bird: Cardinal
  • State Horse: Thoroughbred
  • State Fish: Kentucky Spotted Bass
  • State Fruit: Blackberry
  • State Tree: Tulip Poplar
  • State Drink: Milk

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