The Three Forks Historical Center opened on Thursday, June 20th and welcomed the Twin City Cruisers Car Club from Irvine/Ravenna, KY. The group gets together rain or shine once a month and takes trips around the area cruising and touring different places. It was sprinkling that day, so they did not get the classic cars out, but the group visited anyway. There were 20 or so people tour the museum and both Bob Smith and John David Sipple of the Museum Board was there to give them the grand tour. Several in the group were military veterans and really enjoyed the military wing of the museum. Once they toured the museum, the group traveled to Slade and the Natural Bridge State Resort Park area to have lunch at the Red River Smoakhouse. It was a wonderful visit. The museum board welcomes groups at anytime during the week to call and schedule for the museum to be open. They board is also rotating Saturdays to have the museum open every Saturday from 10am-4pm. Call (606) 464-2888 or (606) 464-5038 to schedule your group tour.
The Three Forks Historical Center garage building is the new home for the Lee County Fire Department antique fire engine. Locally known as "Ole Red" this was the first engine that the local community had. The truck itself is a 1953 Chevy and it remained the only fire truck up until the devastating runaway gas truck explosion of 1977 that killed 7 people, set several buildings and 50 parked cars along Main Street in Beattyville on fire.
More info on the 1977 Runaway Gas Truck Explosion...
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Museum Board Members
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Edna G. Crabtree
Everett Lee Marshall