Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The William Whitley House

The William Whitley House, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County

The Whitley House was also known as Sportsman's Hill.  Located on the property was a race track
that was supposedly the first in America where the horses raced counter clockwise, a deliberate
act of defiance of and independence from British racing tradition.

Notice the owner's initials built into the brick facade of the house.



The house and grounds will be open again soon for tours and special events.

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