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Discover the History of Mercer County

Local author releases new book featuring collection of vintage images and postcards

Jan. 7, 2013 - PRLog -- New to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Postcard History Series is Harrodsburg and Mercer County by local author Anna Armstrong. This pictorial history boasts more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community.

Dedicated exclusively to the oldest town in Kentucky, Postcard History Series: Harrodsburg and Mercer County presents what Fort Harrod looked like when it was established in 1775. High Bridge, spanning the Kentucky River between Mercer and Jessamine Counties and only miles from Shakertown, was an engineering wonder of its age. As the highest railroad bridge in the world at the time, it was the subject of hundreds of postcards.

Summer visitors came from all over the country to enjoy Harrodsburg’s Graham Springs Resort, known as the “Saratoga of the West.” Views of nearby Dix Dam and Herrington Lake were made into postcards for vacationers to send to their friends and family.

Highlights of Harrodsburg and Mercer County include:
•   Fort Harrod
•   Harrodsburg
•   Graham Springs
•   Chinn’s Cave House and Brooklyn Bridge
•   High Bridge
•   Dix Dam
•   Herrington Lake

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

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 arcadiapublishing.com.

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