With over two hundred specially selected postcards created between 1900 and 1930, this visual history explores life in five Central Kentucky counties in the early twentieth century. Family stories abound, and Main Street scenes depict county court days, trials, and parades, together with the stagecoaches, buggies, and trains of a bygone era. Tourist sites such as My Old Kentucky Home, Lincoln Homestead, and Tatham Springs are included, as well as distilleries, hotels, depots, bridges, and a chautauqua. Images of Protestant and Catholic schools, colleges, churches, convents, and monasteries show the reader how this area came to be known as the "Kentucky Holy Land."
About the Author
Dixie Hibbs is a tour guide and local historian in Bardstown, Kentucky. Her previous works include Images of America: Bardstown and Nelson County: A Portrait of the Civil War. Carl Howell, an attorney and historian, is Kentucky's premier postcard collector and has been practicing law in Hodgenville, Kentucky, since 1969. His previous works include Images of America: Hardin and Larue Counties, 1880-1930.
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