Wildcat Harley Davidson and London Laurel County Tourism welcomes Ghost Biker Exploration to London, Kentucky.
Miranda Young grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee in the very rural town of Robbins and is known as The Ghost Biker. She is the founder, host, producer and marketing executive behind "Ghost Biker Explorations", a world recognized web-series which highlights historic and haunted locations as she travels the country on her motorcycle. Miranda is also a professional photographer and artist, specializing in drawing historic buildings and monuments. She has been featured in numerous magazines and local newspapers, and she has been a guest speaker at events and on podcasts and radio shows across the country. While available on multiple social media platforms, Ghost Biker Explorations is also a popular series on the Mixl04.l ( Mix TV) web-tv platform. In 2021 Miranda co-founded the company History, Highways and Haunts, LLC and co-owns the Historic Scott County Jail true crime museum and paranormal research center in Huntsville, TN.
Miranda will explore the history of Laurel County and Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park. At this location one of the few remaining actual segments of Boone Trace can be walked by a traveler. This portion of Boone Trace is located on the west side of the park and is indicated by a 1942 Laurel County stone marker on the southern end, and a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) marker, placed in 1915, on the northern end.
In addition, located in the park is the site of the McNitt Defeat, one of the most tragic events ever to occur along Boone Trace. In 1786, twenty-four members of the McNitt family were attacked by Native Americans and killed. Legend says that a pregnant pioneer managed to escape the attack, crawled into the hollow of a tree, delivered her baby, and survived. Today, the tree site is identified, and a cemetery marks the location where members of the family were buried.
We will in investigating the Mountain Life Museum, a restoration of an 1800s village, including log manor house, smokehouse, barn, shop and church. Native American artifacts, frontier guns, cooking utensils, a spinning wheel and other pioneer domestic items are displayed.
All proceeds will benefit the Laurel County Shop with a Cop. For ages 16 years and older.