Cerulean Springs and the Springs of Western Kentucky

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Arcadia Pub., 2006 - History - 127 pages
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In the 1800s, the healing virtues of mineral springs lured settlers and travelers to Western Kentucky. In addition to curing the sick, the springs provided a forum for antebellum America to socialize, as the elegant surroundings became popular destinations for parties and dances. In this volume, more than 200 photographs and postcards share the unique story of Western Kentucky's mineral spring resorts, spanning nine counties from Elizabethtown westward to Kentucky Lake. Highlighted is the town that grew up around the spring at Cerulean, drawing the nation's first poet laureate, a Kentucky governor, politicians, ex-slaves, and ordinary people. The traditions revealed by these photographs and postcards constitute a thread in the fabric of American culture and history.

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Official Christina County historian and retired college professor William T. Turner has assembled this collection of postcards, photographs, and historical information across a span of 50 years. Coauthor LaDonna Dixon Anderson, a resident of Trigg County and executive secretary of the Christian County Historical Society, contributed her enthusiasm, motivation, and technical knowledge to this work.

Coauthor LaDonna Dixon Anderson, a resident of Trigg County and executive secretary of the Christian County Historical Society, contributed her enthusiasm, motivation, and technical knowledge to this work.

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