skip to content
The WPA guide to Kentucky Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The WPA guide to Kentucky

Author: F Kevin Simon; Thomas D Clark; Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky,
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 1996. ©1996
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than half a century ago. Careful annotations give directions, point out  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Guidebooks
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Federal Writers Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky.
WPA guide to Kentucky.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, ©1996
xxxv, 489 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F Kevin Simon; Thomas D Clark; Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky,
ISBN: 9780813158693 0813158699 0813119979 9780813119977 0813108659 9780813108650
OCLC Number: 903963230
Description: 1 online resource (608 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; LIST OF MAPS; FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; NOTES; PREFACE; GENERAL INFORMATION; CALENDAR OF EVENTS; Part I. Kentucky: The General Background; KENTUCKIANS; NATURAL SETTING; Animal Life; Plant Life; Geology and Paleontology; ARCHEOLOGY AND INDIANS; HISTORY; AGRICULTURE; TRANSPORTATION; MANUFACTURING AND MINING; LABOR; THE NEGRO; RELIGION; EDUCATION; FOLKLORE AND FOLK MUSIC; KENTUCKY THOROUGHBREDS; PRESS AND RADIO; Radio; THE ARTS; The Theater; Painting and Sculpture; Literature; Architecture; Part II. Cities and Towns; ASHLAND. POINTS OF INTERESTCOVINGTON; POINTS OF INTEREST; POINTS OF INTEREST IN ENVIRONS; FRANKFORT; POINTS OF INTEREST; POINTS OF INTEREST IN ENVIRONS; HARRODSBURG; POINTS OF INTEREST; POINTS OF INTEREST IN ENVIRONS; POINTS OF INTEREST; TOUR 1; POINTS OF INTEREST IN ENVIRONS; LOUISVILLE; LEXINGTON; POINTS OF INTEREST; HORSE FARM TOUR 1; HORSE FARM TOUR 2; PADUCAH; POINTS OF INTEREST; POINTS OF INTEREST IN ENVIRONS; Part III. Highways and Byways; TOUR 1 (Portsmouth, Ohio)-South Portsmouth-Ashland-Catlettsburg-Paintsville-Prestonsburg-Pikeville-(Norton, Va.). [US 23]. 2 Winchester-Stanton-Jackson-Hazard-Junction with US 119. [State IS]3 (Cincinnati, Ohio)-Newport-Cynthiana-Paris-Lexington-Nicholasville-Lancaster-Somerset-(Chattanooga, Tenn.). [US 27]; Section a. Ohio Line to Lexington; Section b. Lexington to Tennessee Line; 4 (Cincinnati, Ohio)-Covington-Georgetown-Lexington-Richmond-Corbin-Williamsburg-(Jellico, Tenn.).[US 25 and US 25W]; Section a. Ohio Line to Lexington; Section b. Lexington to Tennessee Line; 4A Junction with US 25-Pineville-Middlesboro-Cumberland; 4B Corbin-Cumberland Falls State Park-Parker's Lake. [State 90]. 5 Warsaw-Frankfort-Lawrenceburg-Harrodsburg-Danville-Jamestown-Albany-(Chattanooga, Tenn.). [State 35]6 (Indianapolis, Ind.)-Louisville-Bardstown-Hodgenville-Glasgow-Scottsville-(Nashville, Tenn.). [US 31E]; 7 (New Albany, Ind.)-Louisville-Elizabethtown-Munfordville-Horse Cave-Bowling Green-Franklin-(Nashville, Tenn.).[US 31W]; 7A Cave City-Mammoth Cave National Park-MammothCave. [State 70; ROUTE 1; ROUTE 2; ROUTE 3; ROUTE 4; ROUTE 5; ROUTE 6; 8 (Evansville, Ind.)-Henderson-Madisonville-Hopkinsville-Guthrie-(Nashville, Tenn.). [US 41 and US 41E]. 9 (Metropolis, 111.)-Paducah-Mayfield-Fulton-(Martin, Tenn.). [US 45]10 (Cairo, 111.)-Wickliffe-Bardwell-Clinton-Fulton-(Memphis, Tenn.). [US 51]; 11 South Portsmouth-Vanceburg-Maysville-Alexandria.[State 10]; 12 (Cincinnati, Ohio)-Covington-Warsaw-Carrollton-Louisville. [US 42]; 12A Junction with US 42-Butler Memorial State Park-Owenton-Junction with State 40. [US 227]; 13 Willow-Falmouth-Owenton-New Castle-Junction withUS 60. [State 22]; TOUR 14 (Aberdeen, Ohio)-Maysville-Georgetown-Versailles-Bardstown-Elizabethtown-Central City-Paducah. [US 62]; Section a. Ohio Line to Elizabethtown.
Responsibility: compiled and written by the Federal Writers Project for the State of Kentucky ; F. Kevin Simon, editor ; foreword by Thomas D. Clark.

Abstract:

One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than half a century ago. Careful annotations give directions, point out historical and tourist sites, describe the country side, and even provide mileage for the drives.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Not only a rich account of a Kentucky of the past, but also a vivid portrait of a rural agricultural state caught in the grips of an economic depression struggling to find its identity." -- Register Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/903963230> # The WPA guide to Kentucky
    a schema:Book, schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "903963230" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/kyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Topic/automobile_travel_kentucky> ; # Automobile travel--Kentucky
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Place/kentucky> ; # Kentucky
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/976.9/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Topic/automobile_travel> ; # Automobile travel
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Organization/federal_writers_project_of_the_work_projects_administration_for_the_state_of_kentucky> ; # Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky,
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Person/clark_thomas_d> ; # Thomas D. Clark
    schema:copyrightYear "1996" ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Organization/federal_writers_project_of_the_work_projects_administration_for_the_state_of_kentucky> ; # Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky,
    schema:datePublished "1996" ;
    schema:description "Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; LIST OF MAPS; FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; NOTES; PREFACE; GENERAL INFORMATION; CALENDAR OF EVENTS; Part I. Kentucky: The General Background; KENTUCKIANS; NATURAL SETTING; Animal Life; Plant Life; Geology and Paleontology; ARCHEOLOGY AND INDIANS; HISTORY; AGRICULTURE; TRANSPORTATION; MANUFACTURING AND MINING; LABOR; THE NEGRO; RELIGION; EDUCATION; FOLKLORE AND FOLK MUSIC; KENTUCKY THOROUGHBREDS; PRESS AND RADIO; Radio; THE ARTS; The Theater; Painting and Sculpture; Literature; Architecture; Part II. Cities and Towns; ASHLAND."@en ;
    schema:description "One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than half a century ago. Careful annotations give directions, point out historical and tourist sites, describe the country side, and even provide mileage for the drives."@en ;
    schema:editor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Person/simon_f_kevin_1952> ; # F. Kevin Simon
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3769740645> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:genre "Guidebooks"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#CreativeWork/wpa_guide_to_kentucky> ;
    schema:name "The WPA guide to Kentucky"@en ;
    schema:productID "903963230" ;
    schema:url <http://VH7QX3XE2P.search.serialssolutions.com/?V=1.0&L=VH7QX3XE2P&S=JCs&C=TC0001403278&T=marc&tab=BOOKS> ;
    schema:url <https://login.gbcprx01.georgebrown.ca/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/georgebrown-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1916026> ;
    schema:url <https://muse.jhu.edu/books/9780813158693/> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/11009657> ;
    schema:url <http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1916026> ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/uvic/detail.action?docID=1916026> ;
    schema:url <http://uknowledge.uky.edu/upk_united_states_history/148/> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/utk/detail.action?docID=1916026> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780813108650> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780813158693> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780813119977> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/903963230> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Organization/federal_writers_project_of_the_work_projects_administration_for_the_state_of_kentucky> # Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky,
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kentucky," ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Person/clark_thomas_d> # Thomas D. Clark
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Clark" ;
    schema:givenName "Thomas D." ;
    schema:name "Thomas D. Clark" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Person/simon_f_kevin_1952> # F. Kevin Simon
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1952" ;
    schema:familyName "Simon" ;
    schema:givenName "F. Kevin" ;
    schema:name "F. Kevin Simon" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Place/kentucky> # Kentucky
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Kentucky" ;
    schema:name "Kentucky." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Topic/automobile_travel> # Automobile travel
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Automobile travel"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#Topic/automobile_travel_kentucky> # Automobile travel--Kentucky
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Automobile travel--Kentucky"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3769740645#CreativeWork/wpa_guide_to_kentucky>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "WPA guide to Kentucky." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/903963230> ; # The WPA guide to Kentucky
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780813108650>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0813108659" ;
    schema:isbn "9780813108650" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780813119977>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0813119979" ;
    schema:isbn "9780813119977" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780813158693>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0813158699" ;
    schema:isbn "9780813158693" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.