Wicked Lexington, Kentucky

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Filled with tales of infamous duels, cheating congressmen, and much more, Wicked Lexington, Kentucky offers the first collection the city's rowdy and ruckus history . Despite its illustrious beginnings as the "Athens of the west," Lexington has always had a darker side lurking just beneath its glossy sheen. It didn't take long for the first intellectual hub west of the Alleghenies to quickly morph into a city with the same scandalous inclinations as neighboring Louisville and Cincinnati. From Belle Brezing's infamous brothel of the late 1800s, frequented by some of the city's most prominent businessmen, and once pardoned by the governor, to historic sports scandals of the 1900s, local author Fiona Young-Brown tracks Lexington's penchant for misdeeds from founding to modern times.
ISBN: 9781609491338
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Series: Wicked
Images: 41
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Fiona Young-Brown has been a Kentucky resident for thirteen years, during which time she has developed a love of bourbon as well as an appreciation for iced tea and cornbread. She is the author of two other books, including "Wicked Lexington" and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. When not writing, Fiona is busy traveling, researching genealogy or cooking for her food blog, www.crazyenglishwomancooks.com. She lives in Lexington with her husband Nic and their two dogs.
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