On this date in history

March 17, 1755:

The Transylvania Land Co. buys Kentucky from the Cherokees. The company immediately begins moving its industrial operations to the area. Today, re-animating the dead is Kentucky’s fourth largest industry, right behind coal, shine and corncob pipes. The state is also a leading producer of creepy, second only to Alabama. On the downside, there are the hillbilly vampires.