Early Settlers, Floyd’s Fork

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Early Settlers - Floyd's Fork

Cotton, hand dyed, printed, stitched, embellished with an old wedding ring
44″h x 23″w

In eastern Jefferson County (Louisville) Kentucky, Floyd’s Fork is a single, large tributary to the Salt River which runs into the Ohio, the Mississippi and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.  With significant public and private support, it is being restored and made accessible to the using public.  In the late 1700’s, settlers began moving in and farming in the area.  The text in the background is from an 1860 to 1864 journal written by Jesse Crume, my husband’s great, great, great grandfather.

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