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Ghost Train will carry visitors to abandoned mining camp

South Big Fork National River storytelling event (Source: www.nps.gov) South Big Fork National River storytelling event (Source: www.nps.gov)

STEARNS, Ky. (AP) - Storytellers will share regional tales at a Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area event next month.

The fifth annual Blue Heron Ghost Train Storytelling event will be Sept. 12 beginning around 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Blue Heron Mining Community Interpretive Center near Stearns, Kentucky.

Park staff and volunteers will lead groups of visitors by lantern to hear the storytellers. The event involves some walking over rough ground in low light.

Visitors may descend to the abandoned coal-mining camp by rail for a fee. Contact Big South Fork Scenic Railway at (800) 462-5664, (606) 376-5330 or http://www.bsfsry.com .

To attend for free, visitors may drive their own vehicles, following signs from Stearns. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/biso/index.htm or call the Blue Heron Interpretative Center at (606) 376-3787.

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