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  1. Dennis and Diadamia Doram: A View of the American Dream

    Dennis and Diadamia Doram: A View of the American Dream

    By: Julie Maio Kemper, Curator, Museum Collections & Exhibitions, Kentucky Historical Society Around a corner in the Kentucky Historical Society’s permanent exhibit, “A Kentucky Journey,” two portraits sit enclosed in a large glass case. These are the images of Dennis and Diadamia Doram, dated 1839.  Like many prosperous 19th century Kentuckians, the Dorams...

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  2. Book Notes – Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

    Book Notes – Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

    Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community. By Douglas A. Boyd.  (2011.  Pp. 220.  $35.00.  Hardcover. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008. www.kentuckypress.com) ISBN: 978-0-8131-3408-6. Review By: Mary Clay As a former resident of Craw (‘Craw’ or ‘The Bottom’ – we never called it ‘Crawfish...

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