Bowling Green in Vintage Postcards

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Bowling Green in Vintage Postcards is an engaging collection designed to entertain, educate, and enthrall history buffs, residents, and visitors alike with scenes of Bowling Green of yesteryear. When long hunters paused along the banks of the Barren River in 1776, little did they realize that this beautiful, varied landscape would one day boast a thriving city. Today, the city is hailed as the educational, retail, and commercial hub of South Central Kentucky. Preserved in this photo journal is the area’s rich and vibrant past. Showcased are things unique to the region—horses, tobacco, strawberries, building stone, Corvettes, and Western Kentucky University. Highlighted are people, places, and events special to the river city, including snapshots of court day; the 1907 Prohibition parade; Duncan Hines’s home; rural towns and hamlets such as Smiths Grove, Woodburn, and Alvaton; along with local views made by famed clairvoyant Edgar Cayce.
ISBN: 9780738514642
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jonathan Jeffrey, special collections librarian at Western Kentucky University’s Kentucky Library, has written a number of books about the city’s heritage. He has provided leadership for various historical organizations in the community.
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