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Kentucky's Famous Feuds and Tragedies

Authentic History of the World Renowned Vendettas of the Dark and Bloody Ground

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,973 / 217 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.6
Downloads: 430
Added to site: 2014.10.29 31790
Genre: History

intercourse with the more populous and advanced portions of Kentucky and surrounding States. Only in recent years have railroads begun to spread their iron network through the mountains, tapping the almost inexhaustible coal veins, mineral deposits of various kinds, wonderful forests of timber, until now that section is become the richest in the State.

Education and refinement distinguished the Blue Grass Kentuckian at an early date; he had long enjoyed the advantages of modern civilization, while his mountaineer brother yet lived in the primitive fashion of his forebears, and still remained a backwoodsman. He suffered the same privations and possessed the traits of character of the early pioneers of the Blue Grass.

For long years the mountain section remained a wilderness, with here and there a small settlement. The inhabitants lived the lives of frontiersmen and were generally poor. While many of them owned large tracts of land, its productiveness scarcely repaid the labor spent in cultivatio



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