“Out of the dimness of interior America, where huge bones of long-dead beasts cast awesome shadows; where caves breathed mysterious airs from the hollows of the earth; where salt springs flowed miraculously side-by-side with sweet limestone waters; where game animals stood in the meadows packed together so tight that sunlight could not get through to the ground–somewhere amidst this mixture of fact and tall tales, of the known and the unknown–was shaped the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains. It was Kentucky, the first finger of the new nation, a finger pointing westward…”

Steele, William O. The Old Wilderness Road: An American Journey. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963.

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