Monday 1 February 2010

My Old Kentucky Home

Not the song, but the state park.  This card is a representation of the stamp issued in 1992 to commemorate the 200 years since Kentucky joined the Union.  It was sent from South Central KY on 15 January 2010.

The building shown is the Federal Hill Mansion, completed in 1795 but added to and extended in 1799-1802 and 1808-1818.  It was the inspiration for the song "My Old Kentucky Home" written by Stephen Foster in 1853.  Federal Hill became known as a centre for political, legal, and social activity.

As well as having featured on the stamp, the mansion  has also been depicted on the Kentucky state quarter issued in 2001.  Federal Hill and its grounds are now a state park.
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