Harrodsburg and Mercer County

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Dedicated exclusively to the oldest town in Kentucky, Postcard History Series: Harrodsburg and Mercer County presents what Fort Harrod looked like when it was established in 1775. High Bridge, spanning the Kentucky River between Mercer and Jessamine Counties and only miles from Shakertown, was an engineering wonder of its age. As the highest railroad bridge in the world at the time, it was the subject of hundreds of postcards. Summer visitors came from all over the country to enjoy Harrodsburg's Graham Springs Resort, known as the "Saratoga of the West." Views of nearby Dix Dam and Herrington Lake were made into postcards for vacationers to send to their friends and family.
ISBN: 9780738598635
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 215
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Harrodsburg native Anna Armstrong is a retired photographer, archivist of Mercer County history, and longtime postcard collector. Her collection of historical memorabilia and photographs are housed in the Armstrong Archives, from which she has used materials for numerous publications. She coauthored Images of America: Harrodsburg with Bobbi Rightmyer.
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