Near the Arnow land in Kentucky

The area near the Keno land that Harriette and Harold Arnow farmed during the Depression in Pulaski County, Ky., has some scenes that illuminate their lives there. And just some interesting sites and people.

—Pat Arnow

Girl at a gate, Burnside, Ky., on my first visit there in 1986. Photo by Pat Arnow

This girl at the gate I took on my first visit to Burnside and the farm, in 1986.

Keno, Kentucky, schoolhouse where Harriette Arnow taught when she and Harold farmed nearby in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Photo by Pat Arnow

Keno, Kentucky, schoolhouse, where Harriette Arnow taught when she and Harold farmed nearby in the late 1930s and early 1940s. There is no road to the one-room school, just a steep path. Photo from 2010.

The schoolhouse is held up in the corners by rocks, and that's all. Photo by Pat Arnow, 2010. Wanda Worley strikes the same pose that Harriette Arnow did back when she was a teacher here in about 1940. Photo by Pat Arnow Sandra Ballard  strikes the same pose that Harriette Arnow did back when she was a teacher here in about 1940. Photo by Pat Arnow

The schoolhouse is held up in the corners by rocks, and that's all. Family friend and local historian Wanda Worley (center) and Arnow biographer Sandra Ballard (right) strike the same pose that Harriette Arnow did for a photo back when she was a teacher here in about 1940. Photos April 2010.

Historical Marker honoring Harriette Arnow in Burnside, Ky. Photo by Pat Arnow, 2011. I liked the juxtaposition of the Ice-Cold Coke and Arnow signs by the highway. Does Arnow go better with Coke? I don't know, I never saw Harriette drink Coke. She did like bourbon and Lucky Strikes. Photo by Pat Arnow, 2011.

Historical Marker honoring Harriette Arnow in Burnside, Ky. I liked the juxtaposition of these signs by the highway. Does Arnow go better with Coke? I never saw Harriette drink Coke, but she did like bourbon and Lucky Strikes. Photo 2011.

Railroad tracks show coal seams in the deeply cut hills in Pulaski County, Ky. Photo by Pat Arnow Dairy Bar, Whitley City, Ky., near Pulaski County. Photo by Pat Arnow

The railroad tracks at the bottom of a deep cut in the mountain that exposes coal seams near Burnside. The Dairy Bar in Whitley City, Ky., near Pulaski County, features good pulled pork sandwiches and sweetheart waitresses who will run out to your vehicle in the parking lot to take your order.

Cumberland River at sunset from the Cumberland Cove Cottages in Burnside, Ky. Photo by Pat Arnow

Cumberland River at sunset from the Cumberland Cove Cottages in Burnside, Ky.


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