This definitive collection of the Bluegrass State's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things is filled with quirky photographs throughout and maps for each region.
Author: Vince Staten
Publisher: Globe Pequot
This definitive collection of the Bluegrass State's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things is filled with quirky photographs throughout and maps for each region. KentuckyCuriosities includes humorous state facts and amusing stories and serves as a combination almanac, off-the-wall travel guide, and wacky news gazette.
Author: Colleen O'Connor OlsonPublish On: 2017-01-10
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LCSH: Mammoth Cave (Ky.)—History—Anecdotes. | Mammoth Cave (Ky.)—
Anecdotes. | Curiosities and wonders— Kentucky—Mammoth Cave—Anecdotes.
Author: Colleen O'Connor Olson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Sir Elton John, blind fish, the original Twinkie, President Ronald Reagan's Secret Service detail, and mummies don't usually come up in the same conversation -- unless you're at Mammoth Cave National Park! Home to the earth's longest known cave system, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the oldest tourist attractions in North America. Although this remarkable place has been immortalized in works ranging from Herman Melville's Moby Dick to H. P. Lovecraft's "The Beast in the Cave," the realities of life at Mammoth Cave can be stranger than fiction. In this charming book, Colleen O'Connor Olson takes readers on a tour through a labyrinth of topics. She discusses scientific subjects such as the fossils of prehistoric animals and the secret lives of subterranean critters, and she provides essential information on dating in the cave (the age of rocks and artifacts, not courtship). Olson also explores Mammoth Cave's rich history, covering its use as the world's first tuberculosis sanatorium as well as its operation as a saltpeter mine during the War of 1812, and shares the inspirational story of the park's first female ranger. Throughout, Olson offers up humorous accounts of celebrity visits and astounding adventures and even includes a chapter dedicated to jokes told in the cave over the years. Whether you're visiting the national park, thinking about visiting, or just curious about a place recognized as one of the world's greatest natural wonders, don't miss this delightful guide to the wild and wonderful subterranean world of Mammoth Cave.
Omitted spoliation of all timber , mineral deposits , natural curiosities , or
wonderful objects within the CODIFICATION park ... person or persembly of the
Commonwealth of Kentucky , apsons , stage or express company , railway or
other proved ...
Kendall , Amos A. , 230 . Haywood , Mr. Percival , 119 . Kentucky , first railroad in
, 62 , Hecker , Mr. , 146 . 64 . “ Herald , ” the Boston Sunday , 40 Kentucky River ,
the , 62 . ( note ) . Kerosene , for oiling track , 206 . Herbert , Sir Henry , 16 .
William B . Allen contributes a “ History of Kentucky , embracing Gleanings ,
Reminiscences , Antiquities , Natural Curiosities , Statistics and Biographical
Sketches of Pioneers , Soldiers , Jurists , Lawyers , Statesmen , etc . ” An
important work ...
trifles , ” his collection of Confederate curiosities , and mementoes of the Kentucky troops of all arms , is now of rare and surpassing interest ; and from this
, kindly placed at our disposal , we have obtained many items of special interest ,
Author: Martha C. Grassham PurcellPublish On: 1915
NATURAL CURIOSITIES IN KENTUCKY KENTUCKY , rich in minerals , fertile
soil , varied forests , and diversified products , is also a land where Nature has
been lavish with her curiosities . Some of the most important natural curiosities
... Kentucky they quietly drove to the Mt. Vernon ferry and crossed the Ohio into
Indiana . All this they did when there were perhaps a hundred men on the look -
out for them . SPRINGS AND CURIOSITIES . The County of Henderson contains
Author: Kentucky. State Library, FrankfortPublish On: 1889
Kentucky. State Library, Frankfort. The Collins Library . — Continued . No. of
Label . 618. Royall's Reply to A Fool's Errand . 619. Scrap - Book . 620. ... D'
Israeli's Curiosities of Literature , cloth ( 3 books ) . 633-635 . D'Israeli's Curiosities of ...
[ See sketch of him , in Vol II , page 583. ] 6. In 1872 , Col William B. Allen issued
his " History of Kentucky , embracing Gleanings , Reminiscences , Antiquities ,
Natural Curiosities , Statistics , and Biographical Sketches ; " in one vol . , 8vo . ,
Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics,
and Biographical Sketches ... William B. Allen. seen upon the ground . Other
battles were fought in Cumberland , which formed a part of Green County until
Curiosities ; 9th . Rights of Land ; roth . Trade of Kentucky . These headings
indicate that but little civil or political history is given , while all that can be said of
the country as an inducement to strangers to come and buy and settle has ample
Author: Reuben Thomas Durrett
Publisher: Louisville, The Filson club; Cincinnati, R. Clarke & Company
Judge C. was the father of the author of the present work . ( See sketch of him , in
Vol 11 , page 583. ] 6. In 1872 , Col. William B. Allen issued his " History of Kentucky , embracing Gleanings , Reminiscences , Antiquities , Natural Curiosities ...
Author: Lewis Collins
Illustrated with 84 portraits, a map of Kentucky, and over 70 engravings, this book gives a county-by-county overview of the settling and early history of Kentucky.
THE MAMMOTH CAVE , KENTUCKY . 499 United States ship of was , Vermont
that skill and power , which have enabled | many persons now living , that is , in
the year mankind to construct such amazing works , 1807. And what wonders do
Author: Kentucky Historical SocietyPublish On: 1944
Broad description of Kentucky , its topography , drainage , population , towns ,
villages , antiquities , natural curiosities , history , etc . Pp . 80 - 115 . 1818
ANONYMOUS Views of Society and Manners in America , 1818 - 1820 . 1st Ed .
Author: Kentucky. Bureau of Agriculture, Horticulture and StatisticsPublish On: 1878
Few countries in the world are so rich in mineral wealth as this section of Kentucky , and probably no place affords better facilities for bringing this wealth
to the surface . Soil , Crops , and Curiosities . — As a farming . country , this
section of the ...
Author: Kentucky. Bureau of Agriculture, Horticulture and Statistics