Living on the Land

Living on the Land (HMQRU)

Location: Munfordville, KY 42765 Hart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.203', W 85° 53.085'

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Early Uses

When humans first came to the Green River valley thousands of years ago, they quickly learned how to make use of the native trees, shrubs, grasses and flowering plants. From accounts by the first European settlers, we know that they used dugout canoes, and from evidence in caves we know they ate the native hickory nuts and walnuts. In many cases, however, we have to guess, as artifacts made of wood or plant matter would long since have disappeared.

Early European settlers left more record of how they used the native plants around them. Some of the used may have been learned from Indian peoples - some may have even been passed down through your family to you.

Some Plants the Settlers Used
White oak - baskets, building materials, barrels
Red maple - furniture
Black walnut - nuts, dyes, building
Dogwood - spindles for spinning wheels
Pawpaw - fruit
Wild bergamot - medicinal teas
Purple coneflower - applied to sores and wounds
Redstraw - stuffing for mattresses
Placed ByCity of Munfordville, US Forest Service, and Kentucky Divison of Forestry
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598880 N 4125413
Decimal Degrees37.27005000, -85.88475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.203', W 85° 53.085'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 12.18" N, 85° 53' 5.10" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-214 Bridge St, Munfordville KY 42765, US
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