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Crawfish BottomRecovering a Lost Kentucky Community$
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Douglas A. Boyd

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134086

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134086.001.0001

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The “Lower” Part of the City

The “Lower” Part of the City

(p.15) Chapter One The “Lower” Part of the City
Crawfish Bottom

Douglas A. Boyd

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter presents the earliest evidence of the Crawfish Bottom's existence and the origins of the neighborhood's reputation as the “other side of the tracks,” its reputation for crime, violence, and prostitution. It explores early nineteenth-century newspapers and maps to as well as the earliest references by historians to document the creation and perpetuations of this historical reputation.

Keywords:   newspapers, crime, violence, prostitution

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