Cover

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pp. C-C

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-ix

Map

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pp. x-xii

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Introduction

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pp. 1-4

Kentucky certainly has its share of curious and unusual place names, some of which are unique. I don't think any other state has a Monkey's Eyebrow, Helechawa, Mousie, Whoopflarea, Thousandsticks, Black Gnat, Eighty Eight, Fancy Farm, or Thealka. Colorful names inspire colorful stories. For the most part the...

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Unusual Kentucky Place Names

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pp. 5-62

No one really knows how Kentucky got its name or what it means. Most assume it had an Indian origin. But one of the few things on which Kentucky's historians, geographers, and experts on Indian names agree is that in no known Indian tongue does it mean "dark and bloody ground." It is said that a young Cherokee sub-chief, after the signing of...

Sources

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pp. 63-74

Further Reading

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pp. 75-76

INDEX

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pp. 77-82