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Pike County, Kentucky
The Swift Silver Mine near Elkhorn.
The mission of the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, Inc., is to protect and to preserve the history, culture and natural beauty of the Elkhorn City area. These broad goals are to be achieved by implementing an overall plan that is to include the following:
1. Develop strong inter-relationships and work cooperatively with Elkhorn City Government to make the Elkhorn City Area a better place to live. 2. Keep the citizens of the Elkhorn City Area informed as to the activities of the Elkhorn City area Heritage Council. 3. Have seminars and meetings with all of our citizens and young people to instill pride in our past and present and work toward a better quality of life for the future of our citizens. 4. The citizens of the Elkhorn City Area will have an opportunity to participate in the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council through membership to discuss and prepare recommendations for the future. 5. Citizen interest and participation is very important to the success of improving the quality of life where we live. 6. Explore the availability of funds from the Federal, State and County to beautify and make our community more attractive. 7. To formulate, implement and target types of activities that encourage positive momentum with available opportunities. 8. To promote the natural beauty of the Elkhorn City area through tourism opportunities and the promotion of Eco-Tourism. 9. To work toward the establishment of an Elkhorn City Area Heritage Center, in which, the beauty and mystery of the area can be displayed in a museum setting, highlighting the history of the railroad, coal mining, logging, the multiple uses of the river, local tales of treasure and other mountain lore.