Rolling in a RV: Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland

WASHINGTON — Oral and Myrtle Wallace’s tiny 14’x 14’ country store, built in 1931, had a barber chair and a four seat diner. The couple sold home grown fruit and vegetables, chicken dinners, apple cider, and moonshine.

They even had a gas pump. Myrtle continued selling produce after Oral died in 1964. When she died the property sat empty until their grandson, Keith Holt, returned to Kentucky with two truck loads of toys he had collected during his 20 years as a actor, standup comic, puppeteer, and circus clown in California. His dream was to build a museum with model trains running through a huge toyland.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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