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  1. Kenwick: The History of a Lexington Neighborhood

    Kenwick: The History of a Lexington Neighborhood

    By:  Jeff Jones, Ph.D., Georgia Southern University  “Here in Henry Clay’s apple orchard where a refugee from the French Revolution’s guillotines taught a young Mary Todd Lincoln, more than 900 ‘Kenwicked’ households continue to create new stories and cherish their own old Kentucky homes.” The lives of every Kentuckian take...

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  2. History Mystery: Summer Picnic or Fair?

    History Mystery: Summer Picnic or Fair?

    This month’s History Mystery takes us to a beautiful summer day of the past. On a grassy hillside, a group of finely dressed ladies and gentlemen are posed, looking relaxed and somewhat happy. As happy as a turn of the century photographer would allow them to look: “OK everyone! Keep...

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  3. Book Notes – James Klotter’s Bluegrass Renaissance

    Book Notes – James Klotter’s Bluegrass Renaissance

    Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852.   James C. Klotter and Daniel Rowland, eds.  (2012.  Pp. 400.  $40.00.  Cloth.   To purchase, order from Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370; 1-800-537-5487 or 410-516-6956; Fax: 410-516-6998, or online at www.kentuckypress.com) Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture...

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