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Nestled in the bluegrass region of central Kentucky, Garrard County traces its pioneer beginnings to the mid-1770s. Officially founded in 1797, the county remains predominantly rural to this day; its citizens are patriotic, service-oriented, and proud of their communities and ancestors. In this volume, county resident Rita Mackin Fox has gathered more than 200 photographs, focusing primarily on everyday people going about their liveson the farm, in towns, and at school, work, worship, and play. Each image will bring back memories or provide a glimpse of what life was like for earlier residents. Fox also pays tribute to some notable people and events, including Kentucky Mountain Boy Bradley Kincaid, Carrie A. Nation,
possible Uncle Tom’s Cabin connections, and a visit by a former king of England. This volume also contains images that show the formation of Herrington Lake, now a major recreation and tourism area.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of America Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
Garrard Countians and others anxious to preserve the county’s rich heritage have shared privately owned photographs and postcards. Other images, such as the one featured on the cover, came from the Garrard County Historical Society’s Jail Museum archives. Additional sources include the Garrard County Public Library and the extensive private collection of Lynn Guyn Murphy, whose grandfather, L.N. Miller, worked for 60 years at the Lancaster Central Record.