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Archive for November, 2009

Two for tea: Lexington couple opens city’s first retail tea store in Chevy Chase

LEXINGTON, KY – Yes, there is a sterling silver tea set on display, but MonTea is not that kind of tea place.

“It’s not like a traditional tea room,” said Danielle Montague, who, along with her husband, Miller, opened MonTea at 814 Euclid Avenue earlier this month. While there are a couple of chairs for sitting while a cup of tea steeps, it is primarily a retail store, featuring loose leaf teas and tea accessories. No scones or doughnuts, but there will always be water, heated in special tea boilers, hot and waiting for those wanting a cup of tea to go.perryville, ky elmwood inn teas

“We decided it was better to smart very small and very specific,” Danielle Montague said.  click here for the entire article


How many soldiers were present at the battle?

There were 72,196 men in the area. (55,396 Union; 16,800 Confederate)


Why was the battle fought at Perryville?
The Confederates stopped here to stay between the Union army and a supply depot they had established at Bryantsville (30 miles E/NE of Perryville). Also, despite a severe drought, small pools of water were available in Perryville’s creeks and rivers, which the soldiers badly needed. The hilly terrain around Perryville also gave the armies good defensive positions.


The largest battle in Kentucky, Perryville was the “high water mark” for the Confederates in the Western Theater (the area between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River). Never again were the Western Confederates closer to winning the war. The battle kept Kentucky in Union hands for the remainder of the war, which helped contribute to the Northern victory.


Some VERY interesting information for us.  http://www.preservationkentucky.org/historic_preservation_in_kentucky.pdf including this:

Kentucky is a national leader in preservation

Kentucky ranks No. 1 in the White House’s Preserve America Initiative, with 73 designated recognized communities and neighborhoods.

Kentucky ranks fourth in the nation in total listings in the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, the Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) has documented more than 40,000 historic structures in Kentucky.