Bracken County, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

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Bracken County is home to Augusta, named one of the top 10 historic sites in the state by Kentucky's foremost historian, Dr. Thomas D. Clark. Early historians referred to Augusta as a "beautiful situation" where the Ohio River flows below its banks for 9 miles without bends. From the Ohio River, early settlers such as William Bracken and Philip Buckner risked death to travel the hollow hills in search of salt wells and fertile soil. However, they returned to the area adjacent to the river where Buckner brought ...
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Overview


Bracken County is home to Augusta, named one of the top 10 historic sites in the state by Kentucky's foremost historian, Dr. Thomas D. Clark. Early historians referred to Augusta as a "beautiful situation" where the Ohio River flows below its banks for 9 miles without bends. From the Ohio River, early settlers such as William Bracken and Philip Buckner risked death to travel the hollow hills in search of salt wells and fertile soil. However, they returned to the area adjacent to the river where Buckner brought settlers to inhabit the former Fort Ancient Native American burial grounds. Those who followed brought with them a desire for a cultivated life. The early trustees founded private schools, Bracken Academy, and the first Methodist college in the world so that their sons and daughters could receive a superior education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738586748
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,435,335
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Bracken County Historical Society received Dr. Clark's compliment as a charge to maintain 200 years of records and condense them into publications to share with the public. The lives of its citizens and their celebrations were chronicled in county newspapers, and the society chose images and narratives accurately representing Bracken County to be included in this volume.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Settlers Organized Land 9

2 Education Provided Opportunities 27

3 Floods and Wars Transformed Households 45

4 Farms and Industries Identified Residents 65

5 Ingenuity Provided Activities 87

6 Arts Personified Brilliance 109

Index of Settlements 127

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