Wednesday, February 16, 2022

A Tornado and a Map...

Last year, a number of tornadoes hit Kentucky and did massive damage. One particular tornado completely destroyed a lake house located on Kentucky Lake. Luckily, no one in the family was hurt. The family who owned this lake house had purchased a map from me a few months earlier. 

Not long ago, I got a phone call from the daugther of the family. She told me that her father loved that map and she wanted to surpise him with a new map. I insisted on replacing that map free of charge, it's the least that I could do. I replaced the map and she was so happy. 

I thought that would be the end of the story, however there is more. About two weeks ago, I recieved a call from a lady about a map that she found. It was discovered on their farm and they thought that it may be from one of the tonadoes. She sent me a photo and the map number. I quickly looked up who had purchased this map. Interesting, it was from the folks who's home was destroyed by the tornadoes. I informed the lady that this map was from a lake house that was destroyed by the earlier tornadoes. In fact, the owners had contacted me about a new map. She wanted the daughter's email address to see if they may want the map back. I gave her the email and told her to let me know if they want the map. A day later. I got an email from her and she said they definately would like to have the map. 

Amazingly, this map traveled from near the Kentucky Lake Dam to approximately the center of the state of Kentucky. It was airborn for 75 miles before landing on the farm. Luckily, it was found and tracked back to its owners. I'm sure that this map will be a conversation piece.  

Here's a little bit about me. I've been doing lake, river and bay maps for approximately eleven years. Over the years, I have experimented with different elements of map art in order to provide the best and most unique map on the market. Folks will be drawn to the map like a crackling fire on a cold winter night.  I try very hard to make my maps special by adding interest to the maps.

Also, each framed map or map over 16x32, comes with a certificate of authenticity, lake poem, and interesting facts abut the map. 

I have hundreds of maps on my website that can be purchased right from the site, or I can do custom and personalized vintage style lake maps, too. Lake maps will add beauty to your Lake House Decor! Find out more interesting facts about my treasured maps by going to

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