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Sharon Whitehurst: Hand cut stars - folk art, folk architecure

2011-03-20 - Garrett Creek RD, Cumberland Co., KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
Sharon Whitehurst accompanied her husband on a wheeling/dealing trip to Garrett Creek Road north of Burkesville in Cumberland Co, and south of Breeding in Adair, and significantly for the incomer from Vermont, in the general area of Subtle in South Metcalfe County. She'd wanted to see the area since reading about a daytrip to Subtle suggested by Billy Joe Fudge. While she was on Garrett Creek Road, she spotted this delightful barn on the Old Garrett Place, and couldn't help but wonder how the stars were carved, and what their influence might have been on today's penchant for metal star adornments on houses and other buildings.

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