Sunday, February 28, 2010
The John Prine song "Paradise" - which has been performed by everyone from Dwight Yoakam to Jimmy Buffett to Jackie DeShannon to Hayseed Dixie - is actually about a real Kentucky coal town by the name of Paradise.
Well, it was a real town, anyway. Now its a ghost town, having been defunct since 1967, Very little of it remains today, joining the list of other Kentucky cities-now-gone including Cannel City, Fudge, and Scuffletown.
Click here for photos of the old Paradise in its glory days, on muhlenbergcountyky.com. Their photo above shows Green River Boats at Paradise, circa 1900.