This week we look at three instances of what the internet says is weird about Berea. Not ‘Weird’ like Austin, Texas; but weird like Bigfoot and perplexing archaeological evidence!
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Below are the links and pictures mentioned:
Here are the pictures Michael shared of the crouching Bigfoot he saw at the Pinnacles. This is an extreme close-up of a section of the picture further below. You may have difficulty making it out at first, but it does look like a human-like shape in shadows with a lighted outline… Click on the image and zoom in…
Here is the larger picture that shows the context of the sighting…
Here is the original Patterson/Gimlin film of Bigfoot
Here is a link that discusses the Rockcastle County Footprints as a possible unexplained discovery:
We spent a lovely evening with our Tourism Commission and other concerned citizens. The discussion about Tourism, Murals, and Outdoor Concerts was so engaging that we thought we would share it with you!
While it is a long episode, every second is worth it.
Here are some links that go along with what was discussed during the meeting:
Musician Jeff Parker shares stories on this week’s Berea Podcast. From playing guitar when he was six to playing Carnegie Hall, Jeff talks about the impact that music has had on his life. To hear more stories and hear him play, come to a benefit concert for the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen on July 14th, 2018 at Brock Auditorium in the Coates Building at EKU in Richmond, Kentucky.
The digital archives at the Berea College Hutchins Library holds a treasure trove of Berea’s history. Listen to this special interview with Mayor Clinton C. Hensley recorded by Joyce Hannan. I would rather listen to 10,000 of these interviews than the political back and forth that is taking place today.
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Here is where you can listen to part two of this interview:
Fritz Schindler performed for Berea Community Elementary School on October 13th, 2017. Listen to this week’s episode of The Berea Podcast to hear part of the concert. Afterwards Fritz and Troy talk about what BCES was like back when he was in school, his life’s journey since Fritz called Berea home, and Fritz offers advice for us to rage against indifference.
This special episode features an interview from the digital oral histories found online in Berea College’s Special Collections. The subject of the interview is Bethel Cornette from Perry County. The interview was conducted and recorded by David T. Evans, a then-student at Berea College, for a class lead Dr. Richard Drake. The interview was conducted in January, 1973. Enjoy!
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Below are links related to this episode:
Here is a link to the ‘Search Page’ that also has the contact information for Berea College Special Collections. Start Here.
Here is the page that the interview of Bethel Cornette came from: Click Here.
Look for Item One in Box One on that page. You should see the name ‘Bethel Cornette’ listed there.
‘What?’ You say??? There is a part two of Bethel’s interview??? Yes, there is! Simply Click Here to go to the page to find the online player for the second half of the interview. Just click on the play button and listen.
Here is the magic of what you just did.
You now know where the Special Collection Search Page is. You know how to scroll down a page to find something specific you are interested in, and then click on the play button and listen.
You have all the skills to discover all the gems that the Special Collections has to offer online!
Click the ‘Play’ button below to hear this one-of-a-kind episode!
We knew Jimmy Lou knew about making art… she knew much more!
We knew Jimmy Lou knew her Berea History… she knew much more!
We knew interviewing Jimmy Lou would be fun… we laughed much more!
Listen and learn the answers to these riveting questions:
What is a dog trot house? If you had a friend in Jail and a friend in Irvine, which you should get out first? Where was the old Fruit Jar School? Why is it called ‘Hot Flash Beads’? Where does the name ‘Old Town’ comes from? Where was the ‘Tab’ on Berea College’s campus?
Click on the video below to see Jimmy Lou in action!