Kentucky

Kentucky

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Silver Fleece; A Tale of the Swift Mines of Old Kentucky, Kidwell, J.H.
1 Kidwell, J.H. Silver Fleece; A Tale of the Swift Mines of Old Kentucky
New York Avondale Press 1927 Hard Cover Fine No DJ 
A scarce book based on the myth of the famous Swift Silver Mines purported to have existed in eastern Kentucky before the days of Daniel Boone, but abandoned by their owner Jonathan Swift who, due to worker unrest and Indian raids, closed them down and went to Europe to try to summon a party interested in working them on a bigger scale. He supposedly did not return for 15 years (due to imprisonment) and when he did was blind and couldn't find his holdings. The author writes a fictionalized account based on Swift's journal, the veracity of which has been questioned. 156 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 No Author Illustrated Ashland Kentucky
Ahdland, Kentucky Home Federal Savings and Loan Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, as new book. Handsome dark blue boards designed without dustjacket show gilt printing to face. Book is not dated, but mentions that it is a reprint published by the Savings and Loan to celebrate its 100th anniversary. A silver sticker to top of front pastedown indicated dedciation to the Kentucky Highland Musum society. Book is pristine inside and out and measures 8-1/2"x11-1/4". It is comprised predominately of photograph s in black and white with explanatory captionsdepicting he city's points of interest, public buildings, leading businesses, homes, industrial interests and picturesque scenes. Unpaginated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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