It Happened in Kentucky, 2nd [NOOK Book]


This book offers an inside look at over 25 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Bluegrass State.
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It Happened in Kentucky, 2nd

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This book offers an inside look at over 25 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Bluegrass State.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762768851
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Series: It Happened In
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 491 KB

Meet the Author

Mimi O’Malley, who holds degrees in history and library science, has written more than fifty articles for newspapers, magazines, and online publications. She is currently a publishing specialist for an educational consultant, The Learning House, Inc., in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents




Discovery 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


Kentucky Facts and Figures

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