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One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than half a century ago. Careful annotations give directions, point out historical and tourist sites, describe the country side, and even provide mileage for the drives.

F. Kevin Simon teaches history at the Sayre School in Lexington. From 1990-1992 he directed educational programs at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

"For today's travelers willing to forego the efficiency of a AAA Trip-Tik, The WPA Guide is illuminating."—Cincinnati Magazine

"Not only a rich account of a Kentucky of the past, but also a vivid portrait of a rural agricultural state caught in the grips of an economic depression struggling to find its identity."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

Publication Date

1996

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813108650

eISBN

9780813158693

Keywords

Kentucky, Kentucky guidebooks, Automobile travel

Disciplines

United States History

Notes

Originally published as: Kentucky: A Guide to the Bluegrass State. New York : Harcourt, Brace, & Company, 1939.

Edited by F. Kevin Simon; foreword by Thomas D. Clark.

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