In 1950, most families did not own a television set, many did not own a car and most women did not drive. Segregation was practiced throughout the country while Americans lived in the shadows of the cold war and nuclear proliferation. Bowling Green in 1950 was a microcosm of America at large.
In a new pictorial history book by local authors Amy Hughes Wood and Portia Beck Pennington, over 200 vintage photographs chronicle Bowling Green’s transformation from a sleepy village to a bustling, modern city.
Highlights of Bowling Green Since 1950:
• The wonders of 1950s small-town life - weddings and ballgames, soda shops and birthdays
• Coach E.A. Diddle saluting a 48-star flag, the Hilltoppers falling to Vandy at the buzzer in a full-house 1966 game and Pearce Ford Tower reaching for the skies
• Moonlight Madness and Mens’ Night Out, princesses and parades, polyester and beehives
Meet the Authors!
Book Signing - Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 6 p.m. Warren County Public Library, 1225 State Street, Bowling Green. Please contact Jayne Pelaski at 270.782.0252 x 207 for more information.
Southern Kentucky Book Fest - Saturday, April 17, 2010. 9 am - 4 pm. Carroll Knicely Conference Center, Bowling Green. Please visit http://www.sokybookfest.org/ for more information.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at 888.313.2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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