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Kentucky's Frontier HighwayHistorical Landscapes along the Maysville Road$
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Karl Raitz and Robert Roland-Holst

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813136646

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.001.0001

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Gentleman Farms and the Inner Bluegrass Landscape

Gentleman Farms and the Inner Bluegrass Landscape

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(p.139) 15 Gentleman Farms and the Inner Bluegrass Landscape
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Kentucky's Frontier Highway
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Karl Raitz

Nancy O’Malley

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0015

This chapter provides a narrative about the gentleman farms that align the road, one of the world's most extraordinary landscapes. A gentleman farm often produces amenity livestock such as race horses, and much of the land is reserved for aesthetic bluegrass pastures enclosed by oak-planked fences. The horse farm country here is, in addition to being an aesthetic showcase, a very complex node in a national and international convergence of land and horse ownership; race and training tracks; support personnel; publishing and advertising; animals and money. Interspersed among the horse farms are sites of historic inns and road-oriented settlements, many now gone.

Keywords:   Parkland, Thoroughbred, Standardbred, Rock fences, Elmendorf Farm, Architecture

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