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Rock Fences of the Bluegrass

Author : Carolyn Murray-Wooley,Karl Raitz
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2014-07-11
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780813147796


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Gray rock fences built of ancient limestone are hallmarks of Kentucky's Bluegrass landscape. Why did Kentucky farmers turn to rock as fence-building material when most had earlier used hardwood rails? Who were the masons responsible for Kentucky's lovely rock fences and what are the different rock forms used in this region? In this generously illustrated book, Carolyn Murray-Wooley and Karl Raitz address those questions and explore the background of Kentucky's rock fences, the talent and skill of the fence masons, and the Irish and Scottish models they followed in their work. They also correct inaccurate popular perceptions about the fences and use census data and archival documents to identify the fence masons and where they worked. As the book reveals, the earliest settlers in Kentucky built dry-laid fences around eighteenth-century farmsteads, cemeteries, and mills. Fence building increased dramatically during the nineteenth century so that by the 1880s rock fences lined most roads, bounded pastures and farmyards throughout the Bluegrass. Farmers also built or commissioned rock fences in New England, the Nashville Basin, and the Texas hill country, but the Bluegrass may have had the most extensive collection of quarried rock fences in North America. This is the first book-length study on any American fence type. Filled with detailed fence descriptions, an extensive list of masons' names, drawings, photographs, and a helpful glossary, it will appeal to folklorists, historians, geographers, architects, landscape architects, and masons, as well as general readers intrigued by Kentucky's rock fences.

North from the Mountains

Author : John S. Kessler,Donald B. Ball
Publisher : Mercer University Press
Page : 254 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Highland County (Ohio)
ISBN : 0865547009


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Kessler and Ball have written the definitive book on the Carmel Melungeon settlement in Highland, Ohio. Available in both hardback and paperback.

The Kentucky Encyclopedia

Author : John E. Kleber
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Page : 1080 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2014-10-17
Category : History
ISBN : 9780813159010


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The Kentucky Encyclopedia's 2,000-plus entries are the work of more than five hundred writers. Their subjects reflect all areas of the commonwealth and span the time from prehistoric settlement to today's headlines, recording Kentuckians' achievements in art, architecture, business, education, politics, religion, science, and sports. Biographical sketches portray all of Kentucky's governors and U.S. senators, as well as note congressmen and state and local politicians. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in the lives of such figures as Carry Nation, Henry Clay, Louis Brandeis, and Alben Barkley. The commonwealth's high range from writers Harriette Arnow and Jesse Stuart, reformers Laura Clay and Mary Breckinridge, and civil rights leaders Whitney Young, Jr., and Georgia Powers, to sports figures Muhammad Ali and Adolph Rupp and entertainers Loretta Lynn, Merle Travis, and the Everly Brothers. Entries describe each county and county seat and each community with a population above 2,500. Broad overview articles examine such topics as agriculture, segregation, transportation, literature, and folklife. Frequently misunderstood aspects of Kentucky's history and culture are clarified and popular misconceptions corrected. The facts on such subjects as mint juleps, Fort Knox, Boone's coonskin cap, the Kentucky hot brown, and Morgan's Raiders will settle many an argument. For both the researcher and the more casual reader, this collection of facts and fancies about Kentucky and Kentuckians will be an invaluable resource.

Where In The World? Volume 3, Historic People and Places in Clark County, Kentucky

Author : Harry Enoch
Publisher :
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2018-04-03
Category : History
ISBN : 9781387716241


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Did you ever hear the name of a place and wonder Òwhere in the world was that?Ó Answering that question about quaint and historic places in Clark County, Kentucky, became the basis of a regular column in the Winchester Sun called ÒWhere In The World?Ó The series began on January 6, 2005, with ÒBramblettÕs Lick.Ó This is the third published volume of those collected columns. Previous volumes contained 162 articles published between 2005 and 2016. This volume continues the series with 56 articles that appeared in the Sun from June 2016 to March 2018. There are fewer articles in this volume because more recent articles are much longer than the early ones. Each article describes a historic location or notable person in Clark County, some well known, some not so well known. Some articles were updated from the newspaper version as additional information became available.

Leaving a Place Better Than We Found it

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Aesthetics
ISBN : NWU:35556025418120


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This brochure contains a sampling of the hundreds of projects and processes that are benefiting communities throughout the United States.

Kentucky's Frontier Highway

Author : Karl Raitz,Nancy O'Malley
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Page : 425 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2012-11-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780813136646


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Eighteenth-century Kentucky beckoned to hunters, surveyors, and settlers from the mid-Atlantic coast colonies as a source of game, land, and new trade opportunities. Unfortunately, the Appalachian Mountains formed a daunting barrier that left only two primary roads to this fertile Eden. The steep grades and dense forests of the Cumberland Gap rendered the Wilderness Road impassable to wagons, and the northern route extending from southeastern Pennsylvania became the first main thoroughfare to the rugged West, winding along the Ohio River and linking Maysville to Lexington in the heart of the Bluegrass. Kentucky's Frontier Highway reveals the astounding history of the Maysville Road, a route that served as a theater of local settlement, an engine of economic development, a symbol of the national political process, and an essential part of the Underground Railroad. Authors Karl Raitz and Nancy O'Malley chart its transformation from an ancient footpath used by Native Americans and early settlers to a central highway, examining the effect that its development had on the evolution of transportation technology as well as the usage and abandonment of other thoroughfares, and illustrating how this historic road shaped the wider American landscape.

World of a Slave

Author : Kym S. Rice
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Page : 635 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2010-12-13
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780313349423


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Presents an encyclopedic view of the material culture of slaves in the United States from the seventeenth century to the end of the Civil War, documenting education, food and drink, music, religion, and oral culture.

A Study Guide for Robert Frost's "Mending Wall"

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Page : 17 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2023-03-31
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781410352552


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A Study Guide for Robert Frost's "Mending Wall," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Kentucky Bluegrass Country

Author : R. Gerald Alvey
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Folklore
ISBN : 0878055444


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Kentucky Bluegrass Country by R. Gerald Alvey Horse breeding, the cultures of tobacco and bourbon, the forms of architecture, the codes of the hunt, the traditions of gambling and dueling, convivial celebrations, regional foodways-all of these are ingredients in the folklife of the Inner Bluegrass Region that is the focus of this fascinating book. R. Gerald Alvey (retired) was a professor of folklore and English at the University of Kentucky.

Vernacular Architecture Newsletter

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Vernacular architecture
ISBN : IND:30000096179738


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Atlas of Kentucky

Author : Richard Ulack, Karl Raitz, Gyula Pauer
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Page : 334 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 1977
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 081312865X


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The first comprehensive atlas of the state published in over 20 years, the Atlas of Kentucky brings together a wealth of information on the geography, industry, economy, development, and people of the Commonwealth. Includes over 600 maps and 200 color illustrations. Richard Ulack, professor and former chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky and former State Geographer, is author of Atlas of Southeast Asia and co-editor of Lexington and Kentucky's Inner Bluegrass Region . Kentucky State Geographer Karl Raitz, professor and current chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky, is the editor of The National Road and co-author of Appalachia: A Gegional Geography . Gyula Pauer, former director of the Center for Cartography and Geographic Information at the University of Kentucky, has served as cartographer for numerous publications, including Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the U.S. Congress and The Himalayan Kingdoms.

Kentucky Stories

Author : Byron Crawford
Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2001-04
Category : Kentucky
ISBN : 1563111667


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Views from the Road

Author : David H. Copps
Publisher : Island Press
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Nature
ISBN : 155963412X


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A practical handbook to guide local land trusts, planning agencies and other community organizations in preparing inventories of rural historic resources based on scenic roads, Views from the Road presents a grassroots methodology for defining visual resources, conducting surveys, determining protection options, formulating corridor management plans, and more.

Material Culture

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 450 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Frontier and pioneer life
ISBN : IND:30000104993740


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The Rural Landscape

Author : John Fraser Hart
Publisher : JHU Press
Page : 430 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1998-04-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0801857171


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Carrying the story of the rural landscape into our frantic era, he describes the bow wavewhere city life meets rural agriculture and plots the effect of recreation and its structures on the look of the land.