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It Happened in Kentucky [Paperback]

Item : It Happened in Kentucky [Paperback]
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Author Author : O'malley, Mimi
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0762761059
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780762761050
Publisher Publisher : Globe Pequot Press
Pages Pages : 168
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100082924

This book offers an inside look at over 25 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Bluegrass State.AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroductionDiscovery of a Mastodon Graveyard 1729 The Expedition of Dr. Thomas Walker 1750 Battle of Boonesborough 1778 Jenny Wileys Indian Captivity 1789 Cane Ridge Revival 1801 The Establishment of the Pleasant Hill Shaker Colony 1806 Frontier Abdominal Surgery 1809 Beauchamp Sharp Tragedy 1825 Asiatic Cholera Finds a Hero 1833 Kentucky Fugitive 1838[m1] Delia Websters Excursion on the Underground Railroad 1844 A Governor Strives for Neutrality 1861 Civil War Refugees Expulsion from Camp Nelson 1864 The Creation of the Louisville Slugger 1884 Louisville Tornado and Founding of the Souths First Free Childrens Hospital 1890 Father of Wireless Telephony 1892[m2] The Last Pioneer Settlement 1904 Devastating Drought 1930 The Opening of Louisville Municipal College 1931 Floodwaters Submerge Louisville 1937 Kentucky Journalist Named Woman of the Year 1976 Maxey Flats Superfund Cleanup Begins 1986 Operation BOPTROT 1990 Bibliography Kentucky Facts and FiguresA native of Missouri, Mimi OMalley holds a B.A. in History from the University of Dayton (OH) and an M.S. in Library Science from Clarion University in Pennsylvania. She has worked in archives and special collections at the Bucks County Historical Society in Pennsylvania and is currently experiencing a learning curve as an academic librarian at Sullivan University. Before embarking on her first travel/history book, she wrote more than fifty articles for newspapers, magazines, and online publications. She resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and two children.True Tales from the Bluegrass State's Pastfrom the 18th-century discovery of mastodon fossils to a 20th-century scandal that shook the horse-racing world Once a haven for westward piol!

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