Kentucky has a bunch of penny smashers apparently, I wouldn't know since I've never been there. Kind Kentuckians have sent me all the coins on this page.
"University of Kentucky" - So, I was Secretary of TEC for about a year and a half. TEC member Maureen Peters sent this one to me in appreciation of my work. (Of course while I was secretary, I found it really difficult to work on my own collection.) Anyway, thank you Maureen.
"Patti's - Grand Rivers Kentucky - 1880's Settlement" No I haven't been to Patti's Restaurant, William Sledge sent me this penny. But I'll tell you, after reading this article I wish I had been there. If you're near there, go, and then tell me about it. Update! - Jason wrote me a very informative message about Patti's!
"Kentucky - The Bluegrass State - I was there!" That's a galloping horse there in the middle, in case you can't tell. The thing about this penny is, of course, I wasn't there. I've got a whole stack of pennies here from Kentucky that I have no idea how I got. If you sent them to me, let me know.
"Cave City - Kentucky" In tiny letters it says "Mammoth Cave" Now, I could do some research about Mammoth Cave, Kentucky and tell you all about it, but I just don't feel like it. I guess I'm kind of a jerk, I mean, I'm not even going to link to some web site for you either.
This one says "I got smashed at the Olde General Store in Cave City, Kentucky" Hee Hee smashed, get it. Some nice person sent this to me sometime in 2001, but I have no idea who it was. It took me a year, maybe more, to get it up on this web site. It's not that I'm so backed up, it's just that I didn't really have anything to say about this coin. Obviously...
"National Corvette Museum" I think it's somewhere in Kentucky. The reason I say that is because this penny was lumped in with a bunch of pennies from Kentucky that I got from an unknown person.
"National Corvette Museum" Ok, ok, I'll look it up. Here's a link to their web site. It turns out that the museum is in Bowling Green, Kentucky and that all Corvettes are made at the GM plant there. That's why the museum is there. OK?
"Bowling Green Kentucky - National Corvette Museum" Umm, Uhhh. I guess I could've just looked at this coin to see where the museum was. I really wish I knew where I got all these Kentucky pennies.
"Mammoth Cave Kentucky" I guess Kentucky is riddled with limestone caves and Mammoth Cave is a pretty famous one. This penny shows a big room with a bunch of stalagmites and stalagtites and other formations. I don't know how I got this penny.
"Mammoth Cave Kentucky" Mammoth Cave supports a lot of wildlife, I'm sure you know. Bats spring immediately to mind, they often live in caves, but did you know that the rare subterranean cave deer calls Mammoth Cave home?
"Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum" Just a cave isn't enough. The wildlife museum tells the story of all the other critters that use the cave, for instance the subterranean cave tiger. (You know I'm making this stuff up right? I've never been to Mammoth Cave)