Oldham County: Life at the River's Edge

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Like many counties along the Mason-Dixon line, Oldham County was an area of divided loyalties: an important corridor for slave trafficking as well as part of the Underground Railroad for slaves who chose to run away. It was also a gateway for pioneers as they moved westward to a new frontier. Through the efforts of the Oldham County Historical Society, the stories and tales of this rich history have been preserved through court documents, old newspapers and other artifacts. Join local historian and columnist Dr. Nancy Stearns Theiss as she describes the muddy waters of the county's beginnings, through turbulent times and along the currents of progress.
ISBN: 9781596298620
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 53
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Nancy Stearns Theiss is a native of Oldham County and currently executive director of the Oldham County Historical Society. She has degrees in biology and environmental education and most recently completed her PhD at the University of Louisville on the teaching strategies of wildlife ecologist and naturalist Aldo Leopold (1887, 1948). Her hobbies include falconry, gardening and sculling on the Ohio River and serving as a volunteer ghost tour guide for Discover Downtown LaGrange Spirits of LaGrange Ghost Tours. She and her husband, Jim, raised their children on the family farm. Theiss has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Service Award from Murray State University and the Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service. She is also author of several publications and produces a weekly column on local community history for the "Neighborhoods" section of the Courier-Journal.
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