Blue Licks State Park History
The 580-acre park is home to salt springs that attracted prehistoric animals, including mastodons. The springs also played a key role in American Indian life and attracted pioneers like Boone.
In the 1800s, the mineral springs were a popular Kentucky health resort. The water was also bottled and sold as a general health remedy.
Great read. Apparently, the park is also home to Short's goldenrod, a federally endangered plant species. It is protected on three preserves totaling 53 acres within the state park. I didn't know that one. Check out the full story here.