Famed pioneer Daniel Boone, upon seeing the Bluegrass region for the first time in 1769, wrote, "From the top of an eminence, we saw with pleasure the beautiful level of Kentucke." Centuries later, his sentiments still ring true.
In this fast-paced collection of articles from his widely successful "Looking Back" column in Kentucky Monthly magazine, author Tom Stephens delivers a captivating glimpse into Kentucky's renowned Bluegrass region. Hide away in the stockades and stations of the pioneers, discover Abraham Lincoln's Lexington retreat, face off in a duel as Henry Clay did, consume the potent origins of Kentucky bourbon and sober up with the Shakers. All of this and plenty more lie ahead when you explore True Bluegrass Stories: History from the Heart of Kentucky.
About the Author
Tom Stephens is the author of the widely popular First Cats: Amazing Origins of the University of Kentucky Sports Tradition (Oakleaf, 2005), former history columnist for Kentucky Monthly magazine, editor of Kentucky Ancestors, and currently a copyeditor for Business First of Louisville. He has lived in Kentucky his entire life, studying its history and passing it on to the public along the way.