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Harlan County bicentennial photo challenge announced

In celebration of Harlan County’s bicentennial, the Harlan County Hiking Club is hosting a photo challenge.

The idea is to get out and about in the outdoors, exploring and looking for things that you would normally miss while doing your everyday activities in Harlan County.

The #HarlanPhotoChallenge encourages you to get out and snap a selfie or location photo at one of 200 locations in Harlan County and then share on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #ThisIsMyHarlan and #HarlanPhotoChallenge (photo#) Example: #HarlanPhotoChallenge23.

You can follow @HarlanHikes on Facebook or Instagram to see what people have posted. Once you’ve visited all 200 spots and posted your photos, hikers can come by the Harlan Civic Center at 201 South Main Street to pick up a free #HarlanPhotoChallenge patch.

To assist you on this journey, the club has preselected landmark/photo locations. The first 100 includes:

(Downtown Harlan)

1. Coal Miner Memorial

2. First Car of Coal Plaque

3. Doughboy

4. County Named Plaque

5. Harlan’s First Industry Plaque

6. Scouting In Harlan Plaque

7. Old Cemetery

8. Justice Center

9. Christ’s Hands

10.Huff Park

11 . Harlan Center

12. Harlan Baptist Church

13. United Methodist Church

14. Clover Fork Clinic

15. Harlan Elementary

16. 1913 Graduating Class

17. Episcopal Church

18. Harlan High School

19. Public Library

20. Courthouse Burned Plaque

21. Harlan Courthouse

22. Black Bear Paw

23. Coal Miners’ Memorial Stadium

24. Black Bear

25. Coal Monument

(Knobby Rock)

26. Kiosk

27. Entrance Sign

28. Archery Range

29. Cabin

30. Trallhead Sign

31. Bridge 1

32. Watts Creek Sign

33. Bridge 2

34. Mini Falls

35. Knobby Tree

36. Hollow Tree

37. Creek Crossing

38. Resting Rock

39. Sand Cave Sign

40. Stairs Sign

41. Stairs

42. Knobby Rock

43. Large Cabin

44. FirePit at Lake

45. Outhouse

46. Cabin

47. Boy Scout Land Donation

48. Camp Blanton Lake

49. Camp Rules Sign

50. Camp Blanton Falls

(Kingdom Come State Park)

51. Kingdom Come Sign

52. Kingdom Come Sign 2

53. Kingdom Come Shelter

54. Visitors Center

55. Paddle Boats

56. Kingdom Come Lake

57. Nature Haven Trail

58. Ivy Trail

59. Laurel Trail

60. Pine Trail

61. Powerline Trail

62. Stone Grill

63. Stairs to Raven Rock

64. Amphitheater Sign

65. Raven Rock

66. Stairs to Amphitheater

67. Trail To Amphitheater

68. Amphitheater

69. View From Raven Rock

70. Pine Trail Bridge

71. Lake Stairs

72. Lake Stone Walls

73. Black Bear Kiosk

74. Split Rail Fence

75. Kingdom Come Kiosk

76. Gazebo

77. Stairs to Log Rock

78. Log Rock Trail

79. Log Rock

80. Kingdom Come Playground

81. Kingdom Come Cannon

82. Pine Trail

83. Possum Trail

84. Halcomb Overlook

85. View from Halcomb Overlook

86. Bullock Overlook

87. View from Bullock Overlook

88. Martins Fork Dam

89. Martins Fork Dam Trail

90. Martins Fork Lake

91. Martins Fork Playground

92. Martins Fork Shelter

93. Martins Fork Gazebo

94. Martins Fork Dam Stairs

95. Martins Fork Red Playground

96. Martins Fork Boat Ramp

97. Eagle Scout Sign

98. Camp Road Trail

99. Martins Fork Field Office

100. Smith Recreation Area