Kentucky's Horse-Drawn Era

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Images of America: Kentucky's Horse-Drawn Era takes a look at the days when animals—mostly horses and mules—supplied the "horsepower" for daily life in Kentucky. The animals' work included hauling buggies, carriages, wagons, hearses, circus wagons, parade floats, bookmobiles, coal cars, school buses, and everything and everyone in between. This book even has a photograph of a mule team pulling a two-story house down the street of a small town in Kentucky; other unusual images feature a "high-diving" horse and the winners of the Mule Derby. These vintage photographs highlight horses and mules in some of the many roles they filled before the advent of the automobile, the pickup truck, and the tractor.
ISBN: 9781467111867
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 170
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
This is the fifth book in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series by the husband-and-wife team of Berkeley and Jeanine Scott. Both are journalists and historians with extensive experience in the thoroughbred industry. They have lived in Kentucky for more than 34 years. This latest book by the Scotts continues their examination of two of the things Kentucky is justly famous for: horses and bourbon. Their previous titles include The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Keeneland Race Course, Bourbon County: 1860–1940, and Paris and Bourbon County.
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