Kentucky's Frontier Highway : Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road. (eBook, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Kentucky's Frontier Highway : Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road.

Author: Karl Raitz; Nancy O'Malley
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Kentucky's Frontier Highway' is a history of the Maysville Road, a route that served as a theatre of local settlement, an engine of economic development, a symbol of the national political process, and an essential part of the Underground Railroad. The authors chart its transformation from an ancient footpath used by Native Americans and early settlers to a central highway, examining the effect that its development  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Local history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Raitz; Nancy O'Malley
ISBN: 9780813136660 0813136660 9780813140698 0813140692
OCLC Number: 845246734
Description: 1 online resource (424 pages)
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
Reading America's Roads --
Traveling the Road --
Part II. Overland Roads and the Epic of Kentucky's Settlement --
Coming to Kentucky --
Regional Context --
Road Evolution --
Indian Paths and Buffalo Traces --
Pioneer Road --
Turnpike Road --
State and Federal Highway --
From Turnpike to Parkway --
Part III. The Maysville Road : A Landscape Biography --
The Road as a Corridor of Complexity --
Lexington --
The Original Limestone Trace : A Side Trip on Bryan Station Road --
The City-to-Country Transition --
Gentleman Farms and the Inner Bluegrass Landscape --
Siting Paris --
Side Trip : High Street from the Bourbon County Courthouse South to the Juncture of High and Main Streets --
Nineteenth-Century Paris --
Paris toward Blue Licks --
Millersburg --
The Eden Shale Hills --
Blue Licks --
Commemoration, Heritage, and a Battlefield Park --
Blue Licks toward Maysville --
Fairview and Ewing --
Fairview toward Mason County --
The Outer Bluegrass --
Mayslick : "The Asparagus Bed of Mason County" --
Old Washington --
Slavery, the Underground Railroad, and Hemp Production --
Intersections and Commercial Roadside Development --
Maysville --
Living with the River --
East Maysville --
Part IV. Reflecting on Roads and American Culture --
The Changing Landscape of Mobility.

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