The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Harrodsburg from local authors Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer and Anna Armstrong. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.
Harrodsburg is the oldest permanent settlement west of the Allegheny
Mountains and was founded in 1774 by James Harrod. Harrodsburg covers the city limits from the late 1770s to the early 1960s and provides images from the Armstrong Collection, the Harrodsburg Historical Society, the Mercer County Public Library, and the Kentucky Historical Society.
Within these pages, experience and explore Harrodsburg during the pivotal era at the beginning of the great commonwealth—from the settlement of Old Fort Harrod to the “Saratoga of the West” mineral springs and spas. Follow the growth, hard times, and recovery of Harrodsburg, including government and growing businesses, advancements in education, the rise of religious institutions, and local and visiting celebrities. These well-preserved photographs from entrepreneurs, grand openings, and expert news reporting allow the reader to step back in time.
Highlights of Harrodsburg:
• Old Fort Harrod
• Fairs and parades
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