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Project to restore colonel's log cabin birthplace

May. 31, 2014 - 12:00PM   |  
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MAY'S LICK, Ky. Work is under way in northern Kentucky to restore the log cabin birthplace of Army Col. Charles Young, who was among the first blacks to graduate from West Point and went on to a distinguished military career.

The Ledger Independent reports the cabin at May's Lick will be rebuilt once the project is completed in about 90 days.

The cabin is estimated to have been built around 1800, according to University of Kentucky officials, who have been working with Mason County Judge-Executive James L. "Buddy" Gallenstein on the project.

The Mason County Fiscial Court agreed to purchase the 38-acre site for $220,000.

Plans are to establish a museum with artifacts and memorabilia from the time period when Young was born in 1864, through his military career and death in 1922.

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