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Western Kentucky in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series)
     

Western Kentucky in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series)

by Clifford J. Downey
 

Western Kentucky in Vintage Postcards guides residents, visitors, and history buffs alike on a virtual driving tour through Kentucky's westernmost counties to enjoy its rich history and natural beauty. Readers will discover why this is perhaps the most diverse region in the Bluegrass State with its many different geographical areas-flat lands to rolling hills and

Overview


Western Kentucky in Vintage Postcards guides residents, visitors, and history buffs alike on a virtual driving tour through Kentucky's westernmost counties to enjoy its rich history and natural beauty. Readers will discover why this is perhaps the most diverse region in the Bluegrass State with its many different geographical areas-flat lands to rolling hills and coal fields to miles of lakes. The scenic journey begins in Hopkinsville, meanders north through Madisonville to Henderson, and continues west to the Mississippi River, with stops in Murray, Mayfield, Paducah, and several small towns. Vintage postcards culled from a variety of sources highlight those things that are uniquely Western Kentucky: tobacco fields, coal mines, Confederate president Jefferson Davis, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, farming, historical buildings and sites, floods, and dams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738514598
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,362,099
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author


With this book author Clifford J. Downey illustrates his love for the Bluegrass State and his commitment to preserving its heritage. An avid railroad historian, he combines remarkable postcards and informative text to bring to life the wonderful and varied history of Western Kentucky.

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