Free app has resources for more than 2,000 historical markers
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2014) — Boone Trace was the first “road” into Kentucky. McCracken is the home county of John T. Scopes, the teacher at the center of the 1925 “Monkey Trial” that made national headlines in Dayton, Tenn.; and what once was the world’s longest suspension bridge starts in Kenton County.
This information — and more — is on nine new tours the Kentucky Historical Society has added to its ExploreKYHistory smartphone app. The app provides “behind-the-historical-marker” information, photos and other resources for Kentucky’s more than 2,000 historical markers. The new tours are Boone Trace, Bourbon and Distillery History, Bourbon County (provided by the Hopewell Museum), Jefferson County, Johnson County, McCracken County, Henderson County, Kenton County and Warren County.
The app can be downloaded free from iTunes and Google Play, but people don’t need a smartphone to access the tours. They are available online at explorekyhistory.ky.gov.