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September 23, 2003


Pack your bags immediately and head for the new tourist attraction of Middlesboro, Kentucky, which according to this article was the site of a meteor impact a long time ago!

William M. Andrews Jr., a geologist with the Kentucky Geological Survey, said erosion and vegetation have hidden most signs of the meteor's impact. But enough evidence remains, he said.

This is big news:
It's enough to excite local tourism officials, who are hoping people will come from across the nation to visit the town. They're now promoting Middlesboro as the only town in America built inside a meteor crater.
"We're trying to get the word out," said Judy Barton, director of the Bell County Tourism Commission. "This is just another jewel in our crown."

We are on our way!

(Thanks to Dennis Gamble)


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