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The Kentucky Pioneers By John Mason Brown
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Brief account of the settlement and pioneers of Kentucky. Illustrated, and indexed.
"the Catholic settlement" By Cynthia Elder
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A History of St. Jerome Cahtolic Church in Fancy Farm Kentucky, 1836-2011. Includes Kentucky, the Kentucky Pioneers, Fancy Farm, Religious Presence at St. Jerome Catholic Church, St. Jerome Parish,... More > St. Jerome Catholic School, Fancy Farm High School, Fancy Farm Elementary School, Fancy Farm Picnic, Families< Less
An Address Delivered at the Centennial Celebration of the Settlement of Breckinridge County on the site of Hardin's Old Fort, near Hardinsburg, Kentucky By William C. P. Breckinridge
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Part biography of John Breckinridge, part discussion of the issues surrounding the early republic, this booklet, is the transcript of a speech delivered by William C. P. Breckinridge on November 2,... More > 1882. Fully indexed.< Less
Trowel and Arrow: Appalachia Before Settlement By Rick Connolly
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This book’s primary focus is on ancient people of the Allegheny, Cumberland, Blue Ridge, and Smoky Mountains of Appalachia; and the Ohio Valley of the Allegheny Plateau. The detailed stories... More > are passed down through the generations of descendants. The group names of the people are appropriate to the era. Discover the changes through the millenniums to the remnant of Calicuas, Monetons, Kanawagh, Conestoga, Chiluque, and Chaouanon & Loup of Appalachia. The book includes synopsis of archaeology sites in Appalachia. It is written from the casual point of view of simply the curious.< Less
Daniel Boone: The Pioneer of Kentucky (Illustrated) By John S. C. Abbott
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This is a detailed biography of the life and adventures of Daniel Boone. His accomplishments are brushed over in history classes these days and not given the recognition they deserve. This biography... More > clearly paints a picture of the benevolent person of Daniel Boone as well as the achievements he made in furthering European settlement in America.< Less
"the Catholic settlement" A History of St. Jerome Church 1836-2011 By Cynthia Elder
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A history of St. Jerome Catholic Church, 1836-2011, Fancy Farm, KY
John Martin of Lower Howard's Creek, Clark County, Kentucky By Harry G. Enoch
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John Martin was a pioneer of Clark County, Kentucky, where he lived on Lower Howard’s Creek. John had been a blacksmith in Goochland County, Virginia, where he married Rachel Pace. He owned a... More > small farm there before moving to Ballenger Creek in what is now Fluvanna County. John and Rachel were the parents of thirteen children. In the late 1780s, the parents and children moved to Kentucky. John settled on a hillside farm in an area then known as the Bush Settlement. John now has descendants too numerous to count, some still in Clark County, the others spread all over. Our John Martin has been confused with a number of other men of the same name, and their deeds have been conflated to create a mythical man. One goal of this work is to provide a fully documented history of the life of John Martin of Lower Howard’s Creek. Illustrated, indexed.< Less
Kentucky to New Orleans! John Halley's River Journals, 1789 & 1791 By Harry G. Enoch
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John Halley’s journals provide the earliest first-hand accounts of the voyage down the Kentucky, Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Not only does he provide insightful accounts of... More > what would become one of Kentucky’s major early industries—shipping goods and produce by flatboat to the port of New Orleans—but he does so almost at the birth of that industry, just two years after Gen. James Wilkinson’s inaugural trip in 1787. Although rivermen often suffered at the hands of Native Americans and Spanish officials, Halley seems to have gotten along well with everyone he met. He describes every encounter and tells of shooting the rapids at the Falls of Ohio (Louisville), getting stuck on a sandbar, breaking his steering oar, almost losing one of the men in a pile of driftwood, and many other adventures. He was a keen observer and comments on hunting and fishing along the way, local flora and fauna, weather and river conditions, settlements, and notable landmarks.< Less
Salt Spring Trace and Other Pioneer Era Roads on Lower Howard’s Creek, Clark County, Kentucky By Harry G. Enoch
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One of the earliest roads in Kentucky led from Fort Boonesborough to a prime hunting location known as the Lower Blue Licks, or the Lower Salt Spring. Salt licks attracted buffalo in large numbers... More > and were favored spots for hunters. Licks also provided a valuable source of salt that was critical for preserving meat. In 1775, Kentucky’s settlement year, the hunters at Boonesborough discovered the Lower Blue Licks by following a series of connected buffalo traces. The path crossed the river near Boonesborough and went up Lower Howard’s Creek in present-day Clark County. There it traverses the Lower Howard’s Creek Nature & Heritage Preserve. This report describes the history and geography of the Salt Spring Trace, as well as other early roads in the Preserve.< Less
Pioneers of the Old Southwest: A Chronicle of the Dark and Bloody Ground By Constance Lindsay Skinner
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A summary of the events in the settlement of Tennessee and Kentucky. Scholarly, referenced.