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Glimpses of Kentucky (1941)

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This Traveltalks visit to Kentucky starts with a view of the Cumberland River, which flows for about 700 miles through the state. The first stop is Old Fort Harrod State Park, which has a ... See full summary »

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James A. FitzPatrick ...
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This Traveltalks visit to Kentucky starts with a view of the Cumberland River, which flows for about 700 miles through the state. The first stop is Old Fort Harrod State Park, which has a replica of the original fort, the first permanent white settlement in the state. We then visit the grave sites of two of Kentucky's favorite sons, Henry Clay in Lexington and Daniel Boone in Frankfort. At My Old Kentucky Home State Park, we see the mansion and grounds that inspired composer Stephen Foster to write the song most associated with the state. We then visit three horse farms in the area of Lexington, the state's horse racing capital: Spindletop Farm; Faraway Farm, where we are introduced to Man o' War, the greatest racehorse of the 20th century; and Elmendorf Farm, where Man o' War's sire and dam, Fair Play and Mahuba, are buried. Written by David Glagovsky

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12 April 1941 (USA)  »

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James A. FitzPatrick's Traveltalks: Glimpses of Kentucky  »

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Narrator: In Kentucky, where the Cumberland River picturesquely wends it way, we recall that it was the fertile valley of this stream that attracted the early settlers to establish their homes in the bluegrass state, the first state west of the Allegheny Mountains to be admitted into the union. This historic river rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows for about 700 miles before it empties into the Ohio river, and among its scenic vicissitudes, none is more picturesque than Cumberland ...
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My Old Kentucky Home
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by studio orchestra and chorus
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2 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Glimpses of Kentucky (1940)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another entry in MGM's TravelTalk series but this one is more interesting to me as I come from the state. We start off with a trip down the Cumberland River as well as visiting the grave site of Daniel Boone, visit certain sites of the Indian war and get a lot of talk about various horses. I guess since I'm from the state I'm going to scratch my head as to some bigger stuff that doesn't get talked about or mentioned but overall this is just like many other shorts in the series. I'm sure at the time these were very important to get information out to people who might not know about a certain state but today this comes off rather bland since we have better information out there.

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