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Greenup County : Images of America Series - James M Gifford

Greenup County

Images of America Series

Paperback

Published: 2nd August 2010
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Greenup County, bordering the Ohio River in northeast Kentucky, is rich in history and culture. Settlers first arrived in the mid-1700s and carved farms from the hardwood forests. Lucy Virgin Downs, the first white child born west of the Alleghenies, lived in Greenup County, as did Jesse Boone, brother of Kentucky icon Daniel Boone. The 20th century brought industrialization and economic diversification to the historically agricultural area. Ashland Oil, a Fortune 500 company, maintained corporate headquarters in Greenup County. Two steel mills, a large rail yard, an excellent hospital, and a number of surface mines also provided employment to many people who continued to work their family farms, too. This economic progress was mirrored in every aspect of county life as education, health care, and recreation all improved dramatically. Today Greenup County s history is appreciated by both longtime residents and cultural tourists."

ISBN: 9780738586168
ISBN-10: 0738586161
Series: Images of America Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 127
Published: 2nd August 2010
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32