It Happened in Kentucky, 2nd

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Once a haven for westward pioneers hoping to escape crowded Eastern cities and repressive British-inspired taxes, Kentucky has held firm through the centuries as a state proud of its resilience, roots, and self-determination. It Happened In Kentucky goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Bluegrass State.

Follow explorer Thomas Walker's adventures through ...

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Overview

Once a haven for westward pioneers hoping to escape crowded Eastern cities and repressive British-inspired taxes, Kentucky has held firm through the centuries as a state proud of its resilience, roots, and self-determination. It Happened In Kentucky goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Bluegrass State.

Follow explorer Thomas Walker's adventures through Cumberland Gap-a gateway that helped open new territory to settlement.

Experience Jenny Wiley's terrifying escape from her Shawnee and Cherokee captors.

Learn about the creation of the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762761050
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,447,510
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

A native of Missouri, Mimi O’Malley holds a B.A. in History from the University of Dayton (OH) and an M.S. in Library Science from Clarion University in Pennsylvania. She has worked in archives and special collections at the Bucks County Historical Society in Pennsylvania and is currently experiencing a learning curve as an academic librarian at Sullivan University. Before embarking on her first travel/history book, she wrote more than fifty articles for newspapers, magazines, and online publications. She resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and two children.

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroductionDiscovery of a Mastodon Graveyard 1729 The Expedition of Dr. Thomas Walker 1750 Battle of Boonesborough 1778 Jenny Wiley’s Indian Captivity 1789 Cane Ridge Revival 1801 The Establishment of the Pleasant Hill Shaker Colony 1806 Frontier Abdominal Surgery 1809 Beauchamp Sharp Tragedy 1825 Asiatic Cholera Finds a Hero 1833 Kentucky Fugitive 1838[m1] Delia Webster’s Excursion on the Underground Railroad 1844 A Governor Strives for Neutrality 1861 Civil War Refugees Expulsion from Camp Nelson 1864 The Creation of the Louisville Slugger 1884 Louisville Tornado and Founding of the South’s First Free Children’s Hospital 1890 Father of Wireless Telephony 1892[m2] The Last Pioneer Settlement 1904 Devastating Drought 1930 The Opening of Louisville Municipal College 1931 Floodwaters Submerge Louisville 1937 Kentucky Journalist Named Woman of the Year 1976 Maxey Flats Superfund Cleanup Begins 1986 Operation BOPTROT 1990 Bibliography Kentucky Facts and Figures

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