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Bowling Green in Vintage Postcards is an engaging collection designed to entertain, educate, and enthrall history buffs, residents, and visitors alike with scenes of Bowling Green of yesterday. When long hunters paused along the banks of the Barren River in 1776, little did they realize that this beautiful, varied landscape would one day boast a thriving city. Today, the city is hailed as the educational, retail, and commercial hub of South Central Kentucky. Preserved in this photo journal is the area’s rich and vibrant past. Showcased are things unique to the region—horses, tobacco, strawberries, building stone, Corvettes, and Western Kentucky University. Highlighted are people places and events special to the river city, including snapshots of court day; the 1907 Prohibition parade; Duncan Hines’s home; rural towns and hamlets such as Smith Grove, Woodburn, and Alvaton; along with local views made by famed clairvoyant Edgar Cayce.

ISBN

9780738514642

Publication Date

10-23-2002

Publisher

Arcadia Publishing

City

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Keywords

Regional Kentucky History

Disciplines

Collection Development and Management | History | Library and Information Science

Comments

Jonathan Jeffrey, is the Department Head for the Department of Library Special Collections and the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Coordinator. He is responsible for managing the department and for acquiring, accessioning, cataloging, and providing reference services for unique manuscript items as well as folklore collections

Reprinted from Bowling Green in Vintage Postcards by Jonathan Jeffrey (Arcadia Publishing, 2002).

Bowling Green in Vintage Postcards

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