March 29, 2018

Lowell H. Harrison, James C. Klotter's A New History of Kentucky PDF

By Lowell H. Harrison, James C. Klotter

ISBN-10: 081312008X

ISBN-13: 9780813120089

" the 1st finished heritage of the kingdom because the e-book of Thomas D. Clark's landmark historical past of Kentucky over sixty years in the past. a brand new heritage of Kentucky brings the Commonwealth to lifestyles, from Pikeville to the acquisition, from Covington to Corbin, this account finds Kentucky's many faces and deep traditions. Lowell Harrison, professor emeritus of historical past at Western Kentucky college, is the writer of many books, together with George Rogers Clark and the battle within the West, The Civil warfare in Kentucky, Kentucky's highway to Statehood , Lincoln of Kentucky, and Kentucky's Governors.

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Colonel William Fleming, a member of the land commission, visited Harrodsburg in 1780 and left a harrowing description of what he saw: The Spring at this place is below the Fort and fed by ponds above the Fort so that the whole dirt and filth of the Fort, putrified flesh, dead dogs, horse, cow, hog excrements and human odour all wash into the spring which with the Ashes and sweepings of filthy Cabbins, the dirtiness of the people, steeping skins to dress and washing every sort of dirty rags and cloths in the spring perfectly poisons the water and makes the most filthy nauscous potation of the water imaginable and will certainly contribute to render the inhabitants of the place sickly.

About daybreak the middle camp was attacked by nearly twenty Indians, most of whom were Delaware. Only one of the eight escaped unharmed. James Boone and Henry Russell, sons of the expedition's leaders, were wounded and then tortured until they pleaded for death. The other two parties were not molested, but after considerable discussion they decided to turn back. Some of them went all the way back to the North Carolina homes they had so recently left. Boone would not abandon his hopes of living in Kentucky, and his family retreated only to a cabin in Clinch Valley.

Another survey in 1821 closed a gap left by the Walker survey. In 1830 another joint effort to establish a definite boundary left an intriguing violation in Simpson County. According to one explanation, wealthy resident Sanford Duncan was dismayed when he realized that the approaching surveyors would pass north of his home and make him a Tennessean. In an inspired moment he informed the wilderness-weary crew that food and a barrel of fine Kentucky whiskey awaited them if he remaineda Kentuckian.

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