A few bonuses I caught along the way… And the photo gallery is updated here.
6) Bloomfield, KY LOV Daylight 70 points
In 1821, to avenge his wife’s honor, Jereboum Beauchamp murdered Solomon Sharp. Beauchamp’s wife, Anna, refused to leave his side while he was in jail prior to his execution. Anna smuggled a knife into the jail cell which they used to stab themselves. Anna bled to death; Beauchamp was rushed to the gallows to hang before he could bleed to death. They are buried together, entwined in an embrace here in the old Bloomfield Cemetery (now part of Maple Grove Cemetery).
45) Rosine, KY BLM 24 hours 190 points
Bill Monroe invented bluegrass music. He was born near Rosine, was raised here by his Uncle Pen (the subject of one of Bill’s most famous songs) and is buried in the town. Every Friday, there is live bluegrass at the Rosine Barn Jamboree here. On the barn there is a large bronze disk honoring Bill Monroe.
76) Leipers Fork, TN W12 24 hours 126 points
This monument memorializes War of 1812 soldiers buried along the Old Trace. The Natchez Trace served as an important route to move troops for the defense of the Gulf Coast region. Tennessee volunteer cavalry under the leadership of Andrew Jackson marched down the Trace to Natchez in January 1813. Following the victory at the Battle of New Orleans, most Americans who fought the battle returned home on the Trace.
42) Huntsville, AL BAK Daylight 240 points
Miss Baker was an ill-tempered squirrel monkey who in 1959 was placed in the nose cone of a rocket and blasted 360 miles to the edge of space. Her companion astro-monkey, Miss Able (a Butt Lite 7 bonus in Independence KS) died soon after but Miss Baker lived a long and pampered life. One Tranquility Base, near the entrance to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Miss Baker’s tombstone stands among some trees just outside the main entrance to the Space Center, with a much smaller marker for her husband, Big George, nearby.