I was watching the first episode of the cool new Hulu TV series 11.22.63 the other night and caught a familiar sight as it passed across the screen.

James Franco's character, Jake Amberson, who goes back in time to try to prevent the John F. Kennedy assassination, is looking on a map of Kentucky for a town called Holden.

And, guess what? It's just 12 miles south of Owensboro, so Brett and I drove down 231 to "find" it...



As you can see, there are quite a few towns that are left off this map like Greenville, Central City, Hartford, and Beaver Dam while other, much smaller towns are on it like Rome, Pellville, and Ensor.




It's a good show. I love the premise, but I've always been fascinated by the Kennedy assassination so anything in which that huge piece of history is involved is usually going to have my attention, real or fictional.

Also, did you notice that highway that wraps around Owensboro on this map? That almost has to represent the bypass, but the bypass wasn't here in 1960...at least I don't think it was.

Anyway, here's a trailer for 11.22.63: