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Big Sandy Heritage Center (Pikeville, Kentucky)

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The Chesapeake and Ohio Passenger Depot in Pikeville, Kentucky was built by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in 1923. The station along with a small baggage depot nearby were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 23, 1987. The building now houses the Big Sandy Heritage Center. The museum is located in Pikeville, Kentucky and portrays the history and culture of Eastern Kentucky.

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The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway reached Pikeville in 1907. The depot is a one-story brick structure built in the Classical Revival style of architecture.  About 150 feet (46 m) from the depot is a small, similarly designed baggage station.  At one point, the depot and baggage station were connected by a canopy, which has since been removed.

The Big Sandy Heritage Center preserves the history of the Big Sandy Valley.  The museum portrays the people, places, and events that makes the area unique. Exhibits include the American Civil War, Hatfield-McCoy feud, Eastern Kentucky railways, and coal mining.

source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Sandy_Heritage_Center

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Sandy_Heritage_Center

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