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New Book Reveals History of Greenup County

Local authors chronicle the history of Greenup County in vintage images

July 15, 2010 - PRLog -- Local author James Gifford with Anthony and Suzanna Stephens present Greenup County, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America Series. Boasting over 200 vintage images, Greenup County showcases the people and places of this Northeast Kentucky area.

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, live 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.  This economic progress was mirrored in every aspect of county life as education, health care, and recreation all improved dramatically.  

Highlights of Greenup County:
•   Features over 200 vintage images collected from private and public collections
•   Depicts many of the Floods and Disasters the have plagued the county over the years
•   Offers a glimpse of the education, business, people, and industry the helped the county blossom to what it is today

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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With more than 6,000 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Widely recognized sepia books feature hundreds of vintage historical images.

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Source:John Michael Tabakian
Location:Mt. Pleasant - South Carolina - United States
Industry:Books, History, Entertainment
Tags:Books, History, Arcadia, Kentucky, Greenup, County, Picture
Last Updated:Jul 15, 2010
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