04-Jan-2001 -- This confluence is located south central Kentucky near Glasglow in Barren
County. It is the first confluence vistited for Kentucky. The Indians in the area now
known as Barren County burned away plant growth to promote grassland, which enticed
buffalo to graze the area. The first of the pioneers found this area without trees or
vegetation, so it looked "barren." Today, Barren County has gentle rolling hills
covered with many trees and beautiful sights. The actual confluence is located in a pasture
field near the Cumberland Parkway. A farmer was spreading last year's tobacco stalks
when we arrived. He stated that they raise about 60 acres of tobacco. He allowed us to
walk to the confluence and take pictures, just a short walk from the lane where we stopped.
Photograph one is looking north from the confluence toward the Cumberland Parkway.
Tobacco stalks and cattle feeding are in the foreground. Photographs 2 and 3 are looking
northeast and east from the confluence respectively. Photograph four is the obligatory GPS
receiver in snow covered pasture field.