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Elkhorn : evolution of a Kentucky landscape

Author: Richard Taylor
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on the 8-mile stretch of the main stem of the creek from the forks of Elkhorn to Knight's Bridge, Taylor explores the history of the region and formation of the forks community, as well as its identity as a site of early industrialization. Throughout the book, Taylor examines Elkhorn Valley's earliest surveyors and settlers, the discovery of artifacts and fossils in the region, the history of the Innes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Taylor
ISBN: 9780813176017 0813176018
OCLC Number: 1029070205
Notes: "A Thomas D. Clark Medallion Book".
Description: xi, 299 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Elkhorn --
A glimpse into the distant past --
The ones who came before --
Compass and chains --
Judge Harry Innes --
The Cook Massacre --
Milltown on the Elkhorn --
Entrepreneur of the Elkhorn --
Whistlerian blue --
Remnants, ghosts, and ciphers --
Epilogue --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Richard Taylor.

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Elkhorn: Evolution of a Kentucky Landscape delivers a history that is by turns a vibrant and meditative personal response to the creek and its many wonders.  Read more...

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"A work of sociocultural ecology, Elkhorn provides the reader with a beautifully written introduction to this rural hub in Kentucky." -- Choice "Thanks to a remarkable attention to detail that could Read more...

 
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