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Ever since Daniel Boone and Dr. Thomas Walker made their way through the Cumberland Gap, people from all walks of life have been visiting the rugged land that became London and Laurel County. London was born from those who stayed, and from her establishment in 1826 to the present day, the energy of Londoners has made it a successful, dynamic place that is hard to leave. "For most of her 170 years," Carl Keith Greene writes, "London has been just like any other town in America." But Greene, a prominent photographer, knows that this is what makes London special; that the community spirit and friendliness of a small town are invaluable in a world where time seems to pass ever faster, as the computer age makesthe world ever smaller.
ISBN: 9780738568768
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Combining a wide range of images, most of them previously unpublished, with informative captions, Greene's delightful new visual history examines London's history from the 1890s to the 1970s. From photographs documenting London's landscape—aerial views of the downtown and shots of Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park—to evocative portraits of Londoners and residents of Laurel County at work and play—at Begley Drug and at the Southland Theatre—the fascinating collection featured here will give older readers a chance to walk London's streets again, and give younger readers a chance to appreciate their rich heritage. London will be treasured by young and old, resident and visitor alike, as an invaluable and entertaining guide to London's history in an age when an understanding of the past is crucial for success in the future.
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