The Monday Club

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On just one Monday of each month, the Monday Club gathers to explore some part of Kentucky or Indiana. If you are ever looking to hike, bike or paddle some of the surrounding region, check here for monthly updates.

Interested in seeing pictures of our most recent outing, click on this.

Here’s an interactive map with some photos from our July 2019 trip, part of a series of peddle/paddle (bike/kayak) trips on and around the mighty Green River. We are working our way downstream one leg at a time from Green River Lake to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Peddle/Paddle Green River #4

The headwaters of Green River above Green River Lake imprinted historical greatness on the descendants of the earliest settlers of the area.
Capt. Abraham Lincoln obtained the first recorded land grant in what is now Casey County with 800 acres along the Green River. His 8-year-old son, Thomas, narrowly escaped death during an Indian ambush that killed Capt. Lincoln in 1786. Without Thomas, we would never have heard of his son Abraham Lincoln, arguably the greatest President of the United States. Col. William Casey was one of the first explorers of the upper Green River region and Casey County is named for him. He eventually settled on Green River near what is now Columbia in Adair County. Casey married Jane Montgomery and their granddaughter married John Clemens. Their marriage brought them a son, Samuel Clemens, known to most by his pen name, Mark Twain.