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This beautiful 8.5″ x 11″ hardbound edition captures the history, culture and traditions of Daviess County, Kentucky’s rich heritage, from its founding in 1815 to 2015.
The Daviess County Bicentennial History is a topical history of the county from its earliest settlement to today. (By topical, this means it is not written chronologically, starting from the beginning of settlement to the present, but that each chapter tells a specific part of the county’s story.)
There are chapters on roads, railroads, river navigation, air service, the Civil War and other wars, education, churches and religion, agriculture, coal mining, barbecue tradition, fine arts and cultural development, social developments, and women’s lives.
There is a chronology in the beginning with 200 outstanding events in the county’s history–one for each year from 1815 to 2015. An introduction by the editors and a forward by County Judge Executive Al Mattingly invite you to explore the history of Daviess County.
Also included are short historical sketches of the many small towns and villages within the county, including some that exist today only as names on the map.
All of the information contained in the book is thoroughly researched, and a bibliography is appended as well as an index. Many rare photographs are included where appropriate to illustrate the text.
More than a dozen experienced researchers and writers are at work on the book, which will be edited by Lee and Aloma Dew, professional historians and former faculty members at Kentucky Wesleyan College.