OLD KENTUCKY COUNTRY by Clark McMeekin

OLD KENTUCKY COUNTRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another American Folkways Book, by that writing team familiar to those who have delighted in their novels of horse country, Show Me A Land and its successors. This provides rich entertainment for those who enjoy the gradual unfolding of the country in a series that holds high standards of excellence. The history is here skillfully interwoven with legend, tradition, the flavor of the region and its way of life; with bits of biography and good yarns; and always with the deep love and thorough knowledge of Kentucky, their native state. One traces the years of rugged pioneering, as individual explorers, trappers and traders, discovered the beauties and the richness of bottom lands; then came the adventurous settlers, daring the antagonism and the danger of Indians who knew the land as their own; the gradual growth of settlements; the wars, culminating in the tragedy of divided loyalties during the War Between the States. The main money crops are explored,- tobacco, coal, etc; and the more glamorous things for which the state is known and loved:- horses, fishing, rare hospitality. Pleasant reading.

Pub Date: May 27th, 1957
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce