Hyden Ky

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Misc | Posted on 07-09-2009

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Hyden is a city in Leslie County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 204 at
the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Leslie County. It is located at the junction
of US 421 and Kentucky Route 80, along the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River.

The area was first settled around 1817 by the John Sizemore family of North Carolina.
The town was established in 1878 and incorporated in 1882, and was named after John
Hyden, a state senator of the time who helped form Leslie County. The mountainous
terrain made the region difficult to access except by river, which was no longer the
dominant form of transportation by the late 19th century, hindering growth.

Hyden briefly came to national attention when the Hurricane Creek mine disaster
occurred in late 1970, five miles from Hyden.

Chichen Itza, Mexico!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in My Travels | Posted on 27-05-2008

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I just got my passport for the first time. Traveled to Cancun Mexico from May 1 to May 10, 2008! The photo above is Chichen Itza, the Mayan Pyramid! The next photo is the Cenote’. A very deep sing hole. I actually went all the way to the bottom. The other two photos are taken from the sky! It was a great trip and not what I was used to seeing. Before I started traveling, I’d only seen the US and not much of it. Meeting other people from different countries who do not speak english and their lifestyle, foods, are so different it’s incredible. The Mexicans taught me so much while I was there. I learned all about the great Myan people from a direct decendant!!! His name as he calls it is Willie! Go figure… He spoke 5 languages including Mayan. I got my name written on a pendant in Mayan! It’s gold and silver and one of my pride and joys of the trip. Flying over Mexico was an awesome experience!