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Storytelling event set by Big South Fork

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 31, 2014 at 3:01 am •  Published: July 31, 2014

ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — A storytelling event at an abandoned coal mining camp is planned by Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in September.

The fourth annual Blue Heron Ghost Train Storytelling begins around 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Blue Heron Mining Community Interpretive Center near Stearns, Kentucky. Park staff and volunteers will lead visitors by lantern light to hear traditional tales from around the region by local storytellers.

Visitors can arrive at the camp by rail or road. For information on the train, contact Big South Fork Scenic Railway at (800) 462-5664 or (606) 376-5330, or visit the website at to obtain train tickets. There is a fee, and reservations are recommended.

To attend for free, visitors may drive by following directional signs from Stearns.