Postcard History Series: Hopkins County portrays the fantastic history of its cities, including Dawson Springs, as unveiled through postcards of the lavish hotels and businesses that once brought thousands of people across the nation to sample the healing water from the wells of the city in the early 1900s. Showcased are glimpses of the coal mining industry, downtown memories, institutions, and leisure activities in Earlington, Madisonville, Nebo, Hanson, Mortons Gap, and St. Charles. This book also includes information about two different businesses that were contracted by the government of the United States of America; one received an order for two million units of cigars and other visited the White House annually with a truckload of trees from Hopkins County.
About the Author
Author Lisa D. Piper is the coauthor of Images of America: Hopkins County with the late J. Harold Utley. Piper is a Christian fiction author and is the author of the historical fiction Kentucky Treasure series. She has teamed up with the Historical Society of Hopkins County to bring the history of the county to life, using some of the best Hopkins County collectable postcards.
Table of Contents
1 Treasures of Hopkins County 9
2 Business Ventures 25
3 Early Entertainment 47
4 Notable People and Places 55
5 Tribute to Military and Public Service 63
6 Black Coal and Rail 79
7 Character of a People 97
8 Faith and Education 115