Bowling Green

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Nestled in a natural bowl created by surrounding foothills, Bowling Green has become the commercial, educational, medical, and retail hub of south-central Kentucky. Although Bowling Green claims itself as the home of such American icons as Duncan Hines and the Corvette, it is anything but a stereotypical place. As the state's fifth-largest city, Bowling Green boasts the second-largest number of restaurants per capita in the country, the Commonwealth's fastest-growing university, and the most ethnically diverse population in the state. Since its founding in 1798, Bowling Green has continued to accumulate a fascinating history and cultivate a promising future. Images of America: Bowling Green highlights and celebrates this dynamic city's development from an agricultural trading center to a city of culture, education, and prosperity. Featuring images of Lost River Cave, Beech Bend, Fountain Square Park, and the 1937 flood, readers are taken on a journey through Bowling Green's history and its beloved landmarks and citizens.
ISBN: 9780738515687
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jonathan Jeffrey, special collections librarian at Western Kentucky University's Kentucky Library and Museum, has provided leadership for various historical organizations in the community. In addition to this publication, he has written a number of books about Bowling Green's unique heritage.
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