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When Stage-Coach Days in the Bluegrass was first published in 1935 by the Standard Press in Louisville, the New York Times reviewer described "this charming work" as "an interesting example of that very useful class of books, local histories, which so rarely get the attention they deserve."
Along with his focus on the development of stage-coach travel, Coleman covers details such as pioneer roads, taverns, travelers' experiences, mail carriers, and the coming of the railroad. This fascinating look at an age gone by is truly a work of regional culture.
J. Winston Coleman, Jr. (1898-1983) was a Kentucky historian and collector of Kentuckiana who wrote more than a dozen books and numerous articles on the state.
The University Press of Kentucky
Place of Publication
Kentucky, Kentucky history, Lexington, Stagecoaches, Taverns
United States History
Coleman, J. Winston Jr., "Stage-Coach Days In The Bluegrass" (1995). United States History. 104.