Country Roads of Kentucky by Rodgers

By Rodgers

Ramble via America's rural heartland on winding again roads resulting in an never-ending number of out-in-the-country sights. each one identify explores 10 or extra meandering weekend excursions as authors proportion their intimate wisdom of individuals, locations, and kingdom existence.

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He was acquitted. The Squire Pate House, built of logs in 1822, was the scene of the trial, with Squire Pate presiding. It's past Hawesville, just off KY 334, four miles east of Lewisport. The Hancock County Historical Museum, located in an old railroad depot in Hawesville, has an exhibit of an 1867 courthouse and other displays from the area's past. S. 60, from the Hancock County line to Owensboro, is named the Josiah Henson Trail in honor of a slave who might have been the inspiration for Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

This is not an all-inclusive guidebook, and wasn't meant to be. Driving through Kentucky, we followed our own interests and inclinations and trust that readers will do the same, trying some of the tours and using others as a starting point to create their own itineraries. I wish I could thank everyone who helped out along the way. Special thanks and affection go to Mary Vaughan, Ann's friends in Louisville (they know who they are), and Lois Greene in Augusta. This book is a joint venture. My husband and I traveled together; Bill took photographs, I took notes.

Landing docks, warehouses, and taverns full of card sharks and prostitutes operated day and night; drunken brawls were a favorite pastime among the rivermen. The legendary Mike Finn, "king of the keelboaters," expressed the Page 8 spirit of the times: "I can hit like fourth-proof lightnin' and every lick lets in an acre of sunshine. " The morning we left Carrollton, there was one other car in the motel parking lot. Its owner was a thin man with a ponytail and, we saw with surprise, a pistol stuck in his back pocket.

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