This 8.5" x 11" hardbound edition captures the history, culture and traditions of Daviess County, Kentucky's rich heritage, from its founding to today. This book is printed on 80 lb.
enamel, double-coated paper, used for superior photo
The Daviess County Bicentennial history book is a topical history of the county from its earliest settlement to 2015. By topical, this means it will not be written chronologically, starting from the beginning of settlement to the present, but that each chapter will tell 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. There will be an introduction by the editors and a forward by Judge Executive Al Mattingly.
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 has been thoroughly researched, and a bibliography is appended as well as an index.
More than a dozen experienced researchers and writers worked on the book, and it was edited by Lee and Aloma Dew, professional historians and former faculty members at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Many rare photographs are included where appropriate to illustrate the text. The book has been published in standard library format with high-quality paper and photo reproductions.