Atlas of Kentucky

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University Press of Kentucky - Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Lynwood Montell has collected ghost tales all over the state of Kentucky, from coal mining settlements to river landings, from highways to battlefields. He presents these suspense-filled stories just as he first heard or read them: as bona fide personal experiences or as events witnessed by family members or friends. There are over 250 stories in Ghosts across Kentucky that are set in specific places and times. They include tales of graveyards, haunted dormitories, animal ghosts, and vanishing hitchhikers. Montell describes weird lights, unexplained sounds, felt presences, and disappearing apparitions. Phantom workmen, fallen soldiers, young lovers, and executed criminals appear in these pages, along with the living who chance upon them. Though the focus is on the stories themselves, Montell also includes a chapter explaining our fascination with the supernatural and the deep truths these storytelling traditions reveal about our lives and our pasts.William Lynwood Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author of several books, including Killings."
 

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Contents

Its Setting
3
The Natural Environment
17
Historical and Cultural Landscapes
49
Population
81
Social and Economic Characteristics
103
MineralEnergyand Timber Resources
133
The Agricultural Landscape
155
Manufacturing
177
The Political Landscape
235
The Urban Landscape
251
Kentucky in the Future
279
Glossary
287
Selected Bibliography
290
Sources of Maps Tables and Graphs
291
Sources of Illustrations
303
The Editors and Principal Contributors
305

Transportation and Communications
193
Tourism and Recreation
213

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