The year was 1792.
The animals were plenty, the neighbors were fierce, and the landscape was even more beautiful than today (yeah, hard to imagine, we know). You could just as likely walk outside and take in a breathtaking view of creation as you could take an arrow to the arm. The American spirit was full of expansion and exploration, and no territory brought that out more than what was previously known as “Kentucky County, Virginia”.
Considered prime hunting territory for groups of Shawnee & Cherokee, Kentucky was also a bounty for early American settlers, who introduced tobacco, corn and hemp to the area. Some dude named Daniel Boone was out discovering what the land had to offer, and becoming one of its biggest advocates – and legends – in the process.
On June 1, 1792, this great state of ours joined the Union as the 15th state and officially became known as the “Commonwealth of Kentucky”. And so, with our inaugural “1792” tee, we recognize when everything that makes Kentucky awesome became official. We celebrate the bona fide beginning of the Bluegrass.
Celebrate with us. Subscribe today and wear your Kentucky history proudly.
– Matt, Mike, Trae