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The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke (1784) By John Filson
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John Filson’s account of the geography and early history of Kentucky includes the first published story of the adventures of Daniel Boone, hunter, explorer, and frontiersman. The book is an... More > optimistic description of the region west of the Appalachians and south of the Ohio, where Filson had acquired large land holdings. Scarcely two years after a bloody British and Indian invasion in 1782, he portrayed Kentucky emergent as a natural paradise where peace, plenty, and security reigned. The work was among the first in a long tradition of rousing Western exploits associated with the continental migration of Americans. This edition includes the complete text of the first edition, some notes, a biographical sketch of John Filson, and a discussion of the editorial procedures. It also prints the “Map of Kentucke” published in 1784 along with the book.< Less
The Terrible Time: The Civil War in Kentuck's Bell, Knox, Laurel & Whitley Counties By Wayne Taylor
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Historical accounts of the War Between the States in Eastern Kentucky
Twelve Pole Terror By Robert Michael Thompson
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"Twelve Pole Terror" shares the life story of Rebel Bill Smith, one of the most ruthless characters to roam the hills of West Virginia and Kentucky during the Civil War. After traveling to... More > San Francisco during the Gold Rush, Bill Smith returned home after murdering a man in a saloon. He took up farming before serving as a Confederate guerilla during the Civil War. Among the men who served under him and Devil Anse Hatfields and other members of the Hatfield family. After the war, Bill worked as a bounty hunter before dying in 1903.< Less

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