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June 2, 2013 7:29 PM

Tom Eblen: Ky.'s industrial history is visible at Lower Howard's Creek

WINCHESTER — A trip to the Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve is more than a hike in the woods; it is a journey back into Kentucky business history. This area is now a remote corner of the rural Bluegrass on Athens Boonesboro Road behind Hall's on the River restaurant. But from the 1780s until the Civil War, it and neighboring Boone Creek comprised one of the largest manufacturing centers west of the Allegheny Mountains.

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