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A History Lover's Guide to Lexington & Central Kentucky - cover

A History Lover's Guide to Lexington & Central Kentucky

Foster Ockerman, Peter Brackney

Publisher: The History Press

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“Give[s] a history of Lexington and the region with a special focus on the historic neighborhoods of Lexington and historic sites around the Bluegrass.” —The Kaintuckeean 
 
The Athens of the West. The Horse Capital of the World. The Home to the Greatest Tradition in College Basketball. Heart of the Bluegrass. Lexington has a lot of names and an even richer history. The region played an oversized role in America’s educational, political, religious and cultural development. Visit a historic AME church in downtown Lexington that was a stop on the Underground Railroad for escaping slaves. Walk through fifteen local historic districts. Explore an equine cemetery. Join historians Foster Ockerman Jr. and Peter Brackney on a tour through historic sites and buildings in Lexington and central Kentucky.

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