Do you recognize this two thousand year-old Mayan temple from Mexico’s northern Yucatan? We wouldn’t think so, because it isn’t Mayan, and certainly isn’t in Mexico.
This way-off-the-beaten-track ruin is the 150 year-old Mt. Savage Iron Furnace which produced pig iron in northeastern Kentucky in the mid 19th Century. This little-known industry and the iron that it produced were an important part of American history.
Unusual landmarks like these furnaces are exactly the kind of backroad sights we love discovering in our summer travels.
Summer officially arrived a few days ago, and thanks to Canadian cooling and jet stream gyrations we’ve had day-after-glorious-day of near record low temperatures. July’s inevitable heat and humidity won’t hold off much longer, so our first thought was: “Let’s go camping!” Which is exactly what we’re doing this very minute.
So for the next few weeks, we’ll be dusting off some of our favorite posts from previous trips and hope you’ll follow along.
James & Terri