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Title Stage-coach days in the Bluegrass : being an account of stage-coach travel and tavern days in Lexington and central Kentucky, 1800-1900 / J. Winston Coleman, Jr. ; foreword by Thomas D. Clark.
Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [1995], ©1935.

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Description 1 online resource
Note Originally published: Louisville, Ky. : Standard Press, 1935. With new foreword.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-278) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Kentucky -- Social life and customs.
Coaching (Transportation) -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Taverns (Inns) -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Lexington (Ky.) -- Social life and customs.
Coaching (Transportation) -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- History -- 19th century.
Taverns (Inns) -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- History -- 19th century.
Kentucky.
Kentucky -- Lexington.
1800-1899
Genre History.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; I PIONEER ROADS AND TRAVEL; II THE FIRST STAGE LINE; ""LEXINGTON AND FRANKFORT STAGE; III IMPROVEMENTS OF STAGE TRAVEL; ""THE STAGE; ""A STAGE-COACH, COACHEE & CHARIOT; ""LEXINGTON & CINCINNATI MAIL STAGE; IV EARLY TAVERNS; ""RARE SPORT; ""BEAR BAITING; ""BATH HOUSE; V PALMY DAYS OF STAGE TRAVEL; GOOD INTENT OR GENERAL OPPOSITIONLINE UNITED STATES MAIL; OPPOSITION RELIANCE LINE OF STAGES between LEXINGTON AND LOUISVILLE; PEOPLES LINE-LEXINGTON TO MAYSVILLE; VI OPPOSITION LINES AND DRIVERS; ""CAUTION TO STAGE DRIVERS!
""FARE REDUCED!VII THE COMING OF THE RAILROAD; RAILROAD REGULATIONS! Car Hours AT LEXINGTON AND FRANKFORT. First Line; RAILROAD AND STAGE NOTICE!; THROUGH IN 11 HOURS!; VIII INCIDENTS OF STAGE TRAVEL; IX EXPERIENCES OF TRAVELERS; ""STAGE ROBBERY; X OTHERS USERS OF THE ROAD; XI TAVERNS OF A LATER TIME; XII ANTE-BELLUM DAYS; ""KENTUCKY STAGE COMPANY DAILY LINES; XIII THE STAGE AS A MAIL CARRIER; XIV TURNPIKES AND TOLL-GATES; XV LAST DAYS OF THE STAGE; APPENDIX; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Summary When Stage-Coach Days in the Bluegrass was first published in 1935 by the Standard Press in Louisville, the New York Times reviewer described ""this charming work"" as ""an interesting example of that very useful class of books, local histories, which so rarely get the attention they deserve."" Along with his focus on the development of stage-coach travel, Coleman covers details such as pioneer roads, taverns, travelers' experiences, mail carriers, and the coming of the railroad. This fascinating look at an age gone by is truly a work of regional culture.
Other Title Print version: Coleman, J. Winston, Jr. Stage-Coach Days In The Bluegrass. Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015 9780813119144