Lately on the AMB Blog Tour, we’ve been traveling up and down the Eastern seaboard and around the beautiful New England region of the USA! As we continue on our journey for Day 8 of the tour, it’s time to head West–to ‘bluer’ pastures, in our next State’s case, to the Bluegrass State!
It’s fitting that we make this State our First Stop of Day 8, as there were many ‘firsts’ celebrated here. First off, even though it was the 15th State to join the Union, it was the first State of the ‘Western frontier’. The first enamel bathtub was made in this state back in 1856. In 1883, taking place in this State, Thomas Edison unveiled to the public for the very first time his invention for an electric light bulb at the Southern Exposition. And back in 1887, Teacher Mary S. Wilson observed the first Mother’s Day in this State, which eventually became a national holiday in 1916. These are just a few of the most famous ‘firsts’ to which this State has the bragging rights. If you guessed Kentucky as our First Stop of Day 8, then you are the winner! Please meet our lovely representative, Sandy, of the blog Simply Sandy, and check out her beautiful license plate block.
Continuing on to our Second Stop of Day 8, we won’t need to travel too far– just across the border. Believe it or not, this state is known as one of the most neighborly states in the Union, sharing borders with 8 different states. Appropriately enough for our American Made Brands blog tour, the largest populated city in this State was made an important port city on the Mississippi due to its connection with cotton. Even in this modern age, the Cotton Exchange still handles about one third of the cotton crop here in the USA. With the Grand Ole Opry broadcast live from this State continuously since 1925, it’s no wonder that the town of Bristol, located in this state, owns the title of the ‘Birthplace of Country Music!’ The King’s estate, (that’s Elvis’s Graceland) comes in second place as the most visited house in the USA (first place goes to the White House). So with all of these clues, it can only mean we’re ‘Walkin’ in Memphis’ and headed to beautiful Tennessee! It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Sarah of the blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Please check out her license plate creation.
It sure has been fun making the trek west today, to a new frontier on our journey. With all that we’ve packed in so far, remember to save room for another slice of Americana, we’re nearly a third of the way into our AMB Blog Tour. Check back tomorrow as we head North and South of the Mason-Dixon Line…all in a day!